A collection of biographic vignettes highlighting outspoken African American women of the 19th Century, including Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Ida B. Wells, Mary Church Terrell and Mary McCleod Bethune. Themes of courage and fortitude are explored as the one-woman performance reveals each heroine’s oratory style and fashion of the period. (Grades 5 -up).
Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: https://youtu.be/YbFu2DYeA_c
Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik is a nationally renown storyteller, teaching artist and folklorist . Sharing her gift, and accompanied by International jazz drummer Dwight James, she has performed in venues from the Opening of the Smithsonian NAAMCH to Equity Theater on Broadway, to the National Black Storytelling Festival. Traveling abroad Queen has presented for the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon and PANAFEST in Ghana. She is the Emcee for the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards Concert (2019-2020). Queen has been awarded MidAtlantic Artist as Catalyst Grants for her work with Teens-at-Risk and Women’s Shelters and the National Storytelling Brimstone Grant for her innovative community-based programs. In 2018, she received the NJ Governor’s Teaching Artist Award and was YANJEP Artist of the Year. Queen has her MA in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College.