Description & Schedule of Performances

February 2019

**All performances begin at 11:00 am and are $5.00/person. You MUST register in advanced for tickets.**

 

Lady Moses: The Life & Times of Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Thursday February 14, 2019

Through dramatic monologue, poetry, and song, Ms. Cynthia Maddox provides a powerful glimpse into the charismatic life of Ms. Tubman whose undaunted dedication to a better society has emphatically impacted the course of history.  Grades 4th-12th  

The Art of Langston Hughes

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Beyond being a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes also lived and worked in Chicago for many years. Permeating his work is pride in the African-American identity and its diverse culture. In The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, Sandra L West noted,  “He confronted racial stereotypes, protested social conditions, and expanded African America’s image of itself; a “people’s poet” who sought to reeducate both audience and artist by lifting the theory of the black aesthetic into reality.” Experience five exceptional poems, plays, and stories all by this extraordinary artist.  Grades 7th-12th.

Evolution of African American Music

(SOLD OUT- EMAIL cmoody@dusablemuseum.org to be added to waitlist)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Evolution of African-American Music (From Africa to Hip Hop) is an interactive and multimedia concert for all ages that explores the history of African American Music. This entertaining and educational concert will help participants understand and appreciate how the many styles of African American Music –from Field Hollers to Jazz to R&B are connected. All Ages

The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights is a touring one-woman show that follows a Chicago student’s personal evolution while studying the Civil Rights Movement. Using poetry, hip-hop and history, the performance features stories of both celebrated and unsung Chicago-based civil rights activists. One actress transforms into many characters in a cross-cultural portrayal of major Civil Rights Movement events of the 1950s and 1960s. Grades 6th-12th

 

 

 

Black History School Reservation

  • **Please note: If you are not a school teacher, bringing a school group during regular school hours, please fill out the “Other School Group Form”

    **If you do not want to book a stage matinee experience, please fill out a regular group reservation form.
  • About Your School

  • About Your Group

  • (Please include teachers and additional chaperones in this number. We require 1 adult for every 10 students for 2nd through 12th grade. We require 1 adult for every 5 students for Pre K-Kindergarten).
  • Museum Experience

  • Please choose which matinee you are interested in attending.

    All shows have a 11:00 am start time unless stated otherwise.
  • Please note: Evolution of African American Music is sold out on both dates. Please email cmoody@dusablemuseum.org to be added to the wait list.
  • Please note: by choosing a 2nd choice, this is a performance you are genuinely interested in for your group as your first choice may be sold out.
  • You have the option to experience the museum for self exploration at 10:00 am before the performance or at 12:00 pm after the performance. These spots are first come, first serve so if you choose one time and it is already booked, you will automatically be scheduled for the other time slot.

Black History Other Group Reservation

  • **Please note: If you are a school teacher, bringing a school group during regular school hours, please fill out the “School Group Form”

    **If you do not want to book a stage matinee experience, please fill out a regular group reservation form.
  • About Your Group/Organization

  • Details of Your Group

  • Museum Experience

  • Please choose which matinee you are interested in attending.

    All shows have a 11:00 am start time unless stated otherwise.
  • Please note: The Evolution of African American Music is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please email cmoody@dusablemuseum.org.
  • When choosing a 2nd choice, please make sure it is one that you are genuinely interested in. In the event your first choice is booked, you will be automatically scheduled for your second choice.
  • You have the option to experience the museum for self exploration at 10:00 am before the performance or at 12:00 pm after the performance. These spots are first come, first serve so if you choose one time and it is already booked, you will automatically be scheduled for the other time slot.