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Dawn's Early Light /The Malone Connection

Voices of the UnderGround Railroad, Grades 3-8 Assembly

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


Celebrate the human drive we all possess to simply ‘Be.’ Hear the voices of those who have come and gone before us. Meet people who blazed the path to freedom through fearless tenacity. Sojourn with a young man propelled by the desire to make his own way in the world and with the help of the Underground RailRoad gets to freedom. Through cooperative dramatization, students experience ‘the capture, the middle passage, and the auction block,’ and identify the historical context of these events. They discuss and describe characters, their relationships and their surroundings. They become a part of and feel the heartbeat and urgency of the Underground RailRoad - identifying options, predicting consequences, and taking action to implement a decision. ‘Voices’ highlights the African American experience and also invites all audience members to contemplate and share their personal family journey. Experience, Feel, Celebrate…History.

Students Will

  • Identify and apply appropriate audience behavior at performances
  • Discuss different points of view about an issue, topic or historical event
  • Identify different points of view about an issue, topic, historical event, or current event
  • Describe customs and traditions of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the United States
  • Use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution
  • Interact cooperatively with others in brief dramatizations
  • Identify and explain examples of conflict and cooperation between and among cultures


Dates: Monday - Sunday
Times: 8:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 50 minutes
School Fee: Price Per Additional Hour: $300.00
Price Per Hour: $400.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 400
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: auditorium or library...electrical outlet...hand held mic, a table and three chairs
Other Information: please read cancellation policy

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For Scheduling call: Esther Malone 214-704-6782 [email protected] or [email protected]
Deadline: Available
Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by mail, fax or email. Should illness, inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, Dawn’s Early Light (DEL) will offer the option of rescheduling or using a substitute artist. All cancellations are subject to full payment. With the exception of unforeseen circumstances, changing the date of a specific session can be made with two weeks notice and is subject to the availability of the artist. Changing the start date of a program can be made with a two week notice without penalty.
After School Policy: A teacher or afterschool employee must be with the students at all times to assist with classroom management. They are also responsible for supervising the students before and after class, walking students to the bus or releasing students to their parents.

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