Teaching with Primary Sources

An Exploration of the African-American Performing Arts Experience


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Welcome to an Exploration of the African-American Performing Arts experience! On this website you will be able to discover a variety of historical events within the worlds of drama, dance and music of Americans who voiced their joy and pain through their artistic gifts and talents. Although plagued with the horrors and discrimination of racism and adversity, they demonstrated and still demonstrate the glory, honor and priviledge of being of African descent. Prepare yourself to travel along a timeline designed, specifically, for easy reference and access to their individual journeys.
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Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Mary Randle
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, School District #152
December 8, 2007