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JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM

@ THE PLAYHOUSE

Tue, Jan, 24, 2023

First Woman, Inc.

Recommended for Grades 3-6: Fine Arts: Performance, Technology, Multi-Media Design, Music; African American History, Civil Rights; Social Emotional Learning


Ten-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he meets children and young people from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and others, who teach him how to be fearless. He also meets his hero, Barack Obama, as a 7-year-old boy on the eve of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Using history, rap, freedom songs, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children, Black boys, don’t feel safe.


TEACHING ARTIST RESIDENCIES available from Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education


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Tue, Jan/24/23
09:30AM

Tue, Jan/24/23
12:00PM