American Spirituals: Writing History (A Musical Prelude to the Civil War)

LaTeesha Jackson

Teaching artist LaTeesha Jackson shares the complex history of America before the Civil War through the songs of the Underground Railroad. In this thought-provoking 6- to 8-workshop residency, students explore spirituals and their importance during this time in American history.  Students will create lyrics demonstrating their understanding of the events in history and the emotions of those affected.


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Grade Levels: 4,5,6,7

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Year round; please inquire

Program Length: 60 minutes

Location: At Your School

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