Living History to Go

Schools can schedule living history programs at their sites through the Living History to Go program which brings to life stories and events that are part of African American history. Costumed history performers will engage students with props, artifacts and interactive activities in a 45 minute performance. This program is suitable for grades K-8.

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Harriet Tubman: Escape to Freedom

See a compelling dramatic work about the life of Harriet Tubman and her reflections of family, freedom and courage.

Grades K-8

Earl White: A Chesapeake Legend (Grades K-5)

African Americans performed various maritime jobs on the Chesapeake Bay for many decades. Hear waterman Earl White recount his life crabbing and oystering on the bay.

Grades K-5

Cab Calloway: The Hi-De Ho Man (Grades 4-12)

Meet Cab Calloway as he reminiscences about his colorful career as a jazz singer and bandleader. Students will become acquainted with the Cotton Club where he performed by singing his popular songs and dancing the jitterbug.

Grades 4-12

Lady Law: Juanita Jackson Mitchell (Grades 4-12)

Juanita Jackson was the first African American woman to receive a law degree from the University of Maryland. Witness the story of this civil rights attorney who helped desegregate schools and recreational accommodations in Maryland.

Grades 4-12

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