Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:12pm


White House Correspondent April Ryan will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Community MLK Celebration in January.

Ryan's address is set for Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations may be made through the Paramount Theater box office:

The event is presented by the University of Virginia Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity, in partnership with the Frank M. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Lifetime Learning in the Office of Engagement.

Event Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:00am
Event Location: The Paramount Theater


Freedom Bound tells the true story of Addison White and his escape from slavery in Kentucky, his flight north on the Underground Railroad, and his rescue by the citizens of Mechanicsburg, Ohio.  This important and turbulent chapter of American history comes to life through original songs, riddles and rhyme, and an array of characters that emerge from the past and relive the journey of the Underground Railroad. Mad River Theater Works creates vibrant and evocative plays that combine the rhythms and folkways of everyday life with tales about extraordinary individuals.