Through stories, dialect, costume, and songs, the American saga brims with living characters and their colorful stories that whet the intellect, stir the heart and ignite the imagination.
- Coretta Scott King
- Harriet Tubman
- Sojourner Truth
- Underground Railroad stories
- Remembering Miss Rosa Parks
- History Connection
- African American Women During the Civil War
are all aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards for reading, writing, social studies, and the arts.
Professional teaching artist Dr. Annette E. Jefferson
links her passion for empowering young people with her enthusiasm for American history to craft living history performances. Each unique program reflects Jefferson's training in history, language arts, developmental reading and drama.
Jefferson says, "It pleases me to see people experience a range of emotions as they connect with their history--our American story. There are times of laughter, sadness and even tears for some."
Recent Feedback From Schools
"Dr. Jefferson's portrayal of Harriet Tubman was 'spot-on'. Our students came to the performance well prepared. Dr. Jefferson has an excellent way about her and the Tubman monologue was adjusted as students engaged in critical questioning throughout the
performance. Well paced. Well done. Our third, fourth and fifth graders are very new in their roles as live audience members. They did well as active audience participants."