Meet the Women of Black History with Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

In New Jersey, make Black History Month personal for your students with three shows that capture the resilience of the human spirit! Organized by the Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania affiliate.

Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One

Gwendolyn Briley-Strand

In Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, this dynamic one-woman performance takes students on one of the 19 journeys Harriet Tubman took through the Underground Railroad. With music, props, costumes, and extraordinary acting, Gwendolyn Briley-Strand portrays the strength, courage, faith, and steadfastness of this remarkable American who led more than 300 slaves to freedom.

Grades: 3-12 Audience Limit: 250 Performance Single: $1,175

Performance Pair:$1,510

Plus $75 for travel  


A Seat for Rosa

Yearning to Learn, Inc.

This delightful and poignant production includes many songs of the Civil Rights era and brings this historical time alive for children. When a child tells his aunt about a bully on his bus, she gives him advice by recounting the tale of Rosa Parks and the events that led to a revolution in racial justice.

"I must say - this was one of the BEST assemblies we have ever had. The question and answer session at the end was truly magnificent. They had such a breadth of knowledge that they shared with passion with our students."

-Assistant Head, Shipley School

Grades: 3-8 Audience Limit:250 Performance Single: $850
Performance Pair: $1,195 Plus $75 for travel



A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Linda Humes

Accompanied by master percussionist, Sanga of the Valley, Linda Humes celebrates the legacy and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Filled with stories about the endeavors of Rosa Parks and Marion Anderson's concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as well as Civil Rights songs of the day, Linda pays tribute to this giant in American history and his powerful message of peace and justice for all.

"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you what a wonderful experience my students had today during the Tribute to MLK assembly. The performers were fun and entertaining. The children were completely mesmerized and engaged during the performance. Thank you!"

-Principal, Mattison Avenue Elementary School

Grades: K-6 Audience Limit: 250 Performance Single: $815
Performance Pair: $1,145 Plus $75 for travel  


To schedule a program or for more information, call YANJ&EaPA's programming director Donna Reckelhoff at 866-500-9265 or email


Date of Event: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:15am

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