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Dawn's Early Light

Telling the African American Story: grades K-2

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


Where did American blacks come from and how did they get here? What challenges did blacks face as they fought for equal rights after slavery? Who were the early voices for slave liberation and emancipation? Identify ordinary people such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Booker T. Washington, who with extraordinary passion, help to change the community, state, and nation. Who were the leaders that sparked the Civil Rights Movement? Get on the bus with Rosa Parks and experience the incident that led to the Montgomery bus boycott. March with Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who not only showed fearless courage against racism, but also spoke out and defended the unpopular idea of nonviolent protests. Students interact through music, song and story from diverse cultures and share the historic struggles and accomplishments, from slavery to emancipation. We are Telling the African American story…together!

Students Will

  • Discuss the meaning of equal rights and full citizenship
  • Examine the life of a slave
  • Book: A History of African American People * Editors James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton * ISBN 978-0-8143-2697-8
  • identify and describe the physical characteristics of places such as landforms, bodies of water and the natural environment
  • Highlight the contributions of African Americans
  • Employ music, creative movement and visual components in dramatic play


Dates: Monday - Saturday
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm
Duration: 50 minutes
School Fee: Price Per Additional Hour: $250.00
Price Per Hour: $300.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 200
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: electrical outlet
Other Information: please read cancellation policy

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For Scheduling call: Esther Malone 214-704-6782 [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 one week 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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