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Malone Connection

Voices of the UnderGround Railroad * Grades 3-5 * On Campus

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
3rd, 4th, 5th, 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

  • Examine the details, scope and effects of the UnderGround RailRoad
  • 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
  • Engage in discussion, role-play and Q&A that strengthen communication skills as they speak, question and ponder history
  • Interact cooperatively with others in brief dramatizations
  • Apply appropriate audience behavior at performances
  • A History of African American People * Editors James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton * ISBN 978-0-8143-2697-8


Dates: Monday - Sunday
Times: 8:00a - 5:00p
Duration: 50 minutes
School Fee: Price Per Additional Hour: $300.00
Price Per Hour: $400.00
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 300
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: A dedicated space....auditorium or library...electrical outlet...hand held mic, a table and three chairs
Other Information: Please read the cancellation policy*****also available for PTA, Family Events

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For Scheduling call: Esther Malone 214-704-6782 [email protected] Malone Connection educators will log onto the link provided by the school for Live Synchronous programming. All Animal Encounter pre-recorded Asynchronous programming links will be available for three consecutive school days. Other links vary from 2-3 days. Ask about weekend bookings.
Deadline: Available
Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract. Should inclement weather or other unforeseen emergency circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, we will offer the option of rescheduling. 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.
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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