'Color Between the Lines,' a play about Brooklyn's abolitionist movement, performed by Irondale Ensemble in Fort Greene

The play takes place in Brooklyn, a decade before the Civil War.

The play takes place in Brooklyn, a decade before the Civil War. (2/26/14)

FORT GREENE - A local theater group is staging a play about the abolitionist movement in Brooklyn.

The Irondale Ensemble in Fort Greene is performing "Color Between the Lines." The play, set in Brooklyn in the 1850s, tells the story of the borough's agricultural and economic growth thanks to slave labor.

"Color Between the Lines" also depicts freed slaves joining in the abolitionist movement.

The play will be performed through this weekend both at the Irondale Ensemble theater in Fort Greene and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

For extended footage from the musical, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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