4. Founding Era on Stage

The Declaration of Independence, and its ideals of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” inspires writers, performers, and everyday people. Watch Hamilton cast members and student performers bring the text alive by quoting the Declaration directly on stage. Cast members also add their voices to founding era documents, showing the fight for equality is as old as our country itself.

DAVEED DIGGS: THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

 

HAMILTON EDUCATION PROGRAM STUDENT PERFORMANCE: THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

 

THE SCHUYLER SISTERS CLIP FROM HAMILTON

 

CABINET BATTLE #1 CLIP FROM HAMILTON

 

“THE PETITION OF A GREAT NUMBER OF NEGROES WHO ARE DETAINED IN A STATE OF SLAVERY,” 1777

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LETTER FROM BENJAMIN BANNEKER TO THOMAS JEFFERSON READ BY CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

 

HAMILTON CAST READ ALONG: MUMBET’S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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