When visiting your school or library, I come dressed in slave attire,
which makes the reading of my story and presentation come alive. The display table will include hands-on props such as quilts,
cotton, tobacco (enclosed), rice, slave chains, drums and much more. From these props students will learn why slavery lasted
for over 200 years.
Slaves sang spiritual
songs that had double meaning. I enjoy singing songs from the slave era, interpreting the song’s lyric. I have my audience
role-play what life was like for my Great-Great Grandmother who was a slave on a Southern plantation. The students enjoy
the interaction and willingly participate.
For grade levels K— 12, my session includes the following:
How I became an Historian
· The Underground Rail Road
· Secret messages – Drums, quilts, words, and songs with student Interaction
· Story– Run Faredy Run
& A - Quilt Show
· Quilt Workshop (optional )