All programs are suitable for ages 10 and older. All programs are between 45 and 60 minutes, including a question and answer session.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is an autobiographical novel by Harriet Jacobs and published in 1861. Inspired by Jacobs' self written narrative, Anokwale portrays Jacobs' true life experience of spending 7 years in a tiny crawl space above her free grandmother's home to escape her slave holder's attempts to make her his concubine.
Discover what it was like to be enslaved at a time when Baltimore city and county had the country's largest population of "free" African-Americans.
Less than 1/5 of freedom seekers were women. Hear actual accounts of the women who dared to seek what rightfully belonged to them: freedom!
Harriet Tubman is an iconic figure is widely known for her bravery as a the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. Yet, this is only one part of her incredible life. Learn about her invaluable service to the Union Army as a spy.
Anokwale discusses the similarities between the lives of enslaved African Americans and European indentured servants, who bared the brunt of establishing the foundation of the United States' economic prowess as it exists today.
Zora Neale Hurston was an influential author of African-American literature and anthropologist, who portrayed racial struggles in the early 20th century American South. Anokwale brings to life the story of this innovative and complex woman who was decades ahead of her time.