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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Maryland Heritage Stories with Theatre Morgan (Grades 3-12)

Maryland Heritage Stories with Theatre Morgan (Grades 3-12) Theatre Morgan create living classrooms of Jim Crow where the audiences journey through the eyes of Morgan State students protesting Read’s Drug Store and with African American families taking excursions to Carr’s Beach. This program will be available beginning January 28th.

Benjamin Banneker: Colonial Inventor (Grades K-12)

Benjamin Banneker: Colonial Inventor (Grades K-12) Join storyteller Bob Smith in his portrayal of Benjamin Banneker, a mathematician, a self-taught astronomer, an inventor and the writer of a yearly almanac. Dubbed as the "Black Father of Science" students will learn about the accomplishments of this free black man who lived during colonial times.

Juanita Jackson Mitchell: The Activist (Grades 3-12)

Juanita Jackson Mitchell: The Activist (Grades 3-12) Learn about Civil Rights Leader Juanita Jackson Mitchell, the first black female to practice law in Maryland, Mitchell fought discrimination in the courts, assisted in eliminating segregation in recreation facilities, restaurants and public schools in Baltimore City and other Maryland jurisdictions. This living history performance is presented by Janice the Griot.

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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