Journey in History Theater

Journey in History Theater offers living history and theatrical performances that highlight prominent African Americans in the museum’s galleries.  Presentations can be scheduled Wednesday-Friday at 10:30 am. The Museum requests at least 1-2 week notice to schedule a performance.  A minimum of 50 students is required to schedule this program.

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Frederick Douglass: The Abolitionist (Grades 4-12)

Enjoy a historical re-enactment of Frederick Douglass the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, and orator. This presentation focus on the key events in Douglas's life that highlight the insurmountable challenges he faced as an enslaved African in Baltimore and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Harriet Tubman: Escape to Freedom (Grades 4-12)

Maryland freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, an important figure to the Underground Railroad network helped over 60 enslaved people escaped. During the Civil War, she worked as a spy and nurse for the Union Army. See a compelling dramatic work performed by community artist Denise Higgs about this heroine’s life as Harriet reflects on family, freedom and courage

Storytelling with Janice the Griot (K-3)

Join Master Storyteller Janice Curtis Greene for motivational stories about Freedom Quilts, African/ African American animal tales and Kwanzaa.  Hear messages about being truthful, courageous, industrious and celebrating community.  Soar with eagles in these entertaining and interactive stories with purpose.

Freedom Road (Grades K-3)

Master Storyteller Janice Curtis Greene presents her "Freedom Road" program as two historic icons.  Travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman and get on the bus with Rosa Parks through costumed interpretations of these valiant women of freedom.


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