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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Legal Eagle Juanita Jackson Mitchell

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.

Benjamin Banneker

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.

The Oblate Sisters: Mother Lange In Her Own Words

Meet Mother Mary Lange the foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence that allowed African-American girls to enter religious life in the Catholic Church and educated African American children during the 19th century.

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

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