Gifted storyteller TAHIRA shares tales of freedom fighters in this dramatic performance. A compelling look at the people who took extraordinary risks for freedom, the program can be tailored to highlight such topics as the Civil Rights Movement, Black women in history, or the Underground Railroad. The program includes freedom songs such as “John the Rabbit,” which contained coded messages used by enslaved Africans to devise a plan of escape. This program emphasizes the importance of having courage in the face of inequality and injustice.
TAHIRA can tailor the subject matter of Freedom Stories to such topics as:
Civil Rights Movement, which includes biographical narratives about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Harry and Harriette Moore, educators and NACCP members whose assassinations sparked the movement.
Black Women in History, such as human rights activist, Ella Baker, as well as Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.
The Underground Railroad, includes freedom songs, such as “John the Rabbit,” which contained coded messages used by enslaved Africans to devise a plan of escape. Also, includes the story of Henry “Box” Brown who escaped enslavement by mailing himself in a box from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the United States. TAHIRA shares stories centering the resilience, perseverance, and strength of Africans in America leading up to Emancipation, as well as songs and stories of the continued courage and determination they still demonstrated in their quest for racial equity.
In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)
Price & Info
Assembly Price: $800
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1085
Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)
Audience Limit: 250
Program Length: 45 min.
Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
American History Month
Black History Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Language Arts Literacy
2 mics with sound on an adjustable height stands or one lavalier microphone. 2 chairs