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The Juneteenth Story Play

Contact Name: Larry Batchlor

Address:

P. O. Box 338
Cordova, Tennessee 38088
United States
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Phone: (901) 301-2415

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Mr. Batchlor was born in Shelby County and educated by the Memphis School System. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State, and acquired a B.S. degree in Pre-Law and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling. He is married and has four children. He and his family reside in Cordova, TN., where he has retired to writing books and producing plays.

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Program Title: The Juneteenth Story Book

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

The Juneteenth Story Book has over 55 pages of African American History starting from 1619 and ending in 1865. It covers the enslavement of Africans to the abolishment of Slavery in 1865 after the Civil War.

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Program Title: Juneteenth Story Performances

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This artist has performed interactive sessions with students while wearing a Civil War uniform and acting as a narrator. He has allowed students to take the roles of slaves, slave owners, auctioneers, and overseers in order to give them a hands-on experience of being a slave or someone who owns a slave. He has demonstrated to them how to pick cotton, chop cotton, how to tell time with a garden hoe, and cook food while in the cotton field.

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Program Title: The Juneteenth Story Play

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

The Juneteenth Story Play is a one and a half hour production of the Juneteenth Story Book. It has over 20 actors portraying characters such as slave ship captains, slave masters, and slaves. It incorporates spiritual music of that era that helped slaves to endure the hardships of their life stations.

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