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My Grandmother Told Me: A Tribute to African-American Women

Artist: Debra Mims

Type: Assemblies / Performances


In this storytelling assembly, actress Debra Mims transforms into Grandmother Sally Kathryn Mims, who is searching through an old trunk in her attic. Each item she pulls out sparks a memory of days past and of courageous Black women and their struggles to be free, to vote, and to get an education. Using monologues, poetry, and songs, Debra leads the audience in this highly interactive walk through an important part of America’s history.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: $385

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $525

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements


Black History Month
Diversity Awareness Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

American History
Character Education