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I Dedicate this Ride: The Making of Isaac Murphy

Drama

In this powerful production, Message Theater presents a richly imagined play written by Frank X Walker which brings to life the mind and heart of thoroughbred racing legend, jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861-1896). Born into slavery, Murphy rose to prominence in a brilliant career that brought him wealth, honor and international fame. Follow Murphy's dramatic journey in the post -Civil War South to become America's most celebrated black jockey.