African American Inventors, Artists & Musicians
About this program:
This 40-45 assembly showcases some of the important and influential african american inventors, artists, and musicians. The program shares important educational and historical facts with the students, regarding some of the great individuals that helped to build and shape the United States of America. This is a dynamic and exciting show that includes plenty of audience participation, music, and colorful props.
Students will learn:
Students will learn that Eli Whitney was an American inventor best know for inventing the cotton gin, one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution. George Washington Carver developed peanut butter and 400 plant products and didn't go to college until he was 30. Romare Bearden was an artist and writer creating cartoons, oil paintings, and collage. Jacob Lawrence was a painter famous for dynamic cubism. Blues musicians Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, along with Stevie Wonder contributed some of the greatest songs that helped shape American music as we know it today.
This program is excellent for Black History Month!