Journey to Juneteenth Storytelling & ELA


Journey to Juneteenth

Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA|Exploring Cultures|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: 3-12
Scheduling Request

Storyteller Valerie Tutson presents a special program celebrating Juneteenth. In a collection of stories celebrating freedom, you will hear of the day news of Emancipation came to Galveston, Texas through the eyes of a fictional character Valerie created and calls Ma'lizzy. Learn about her life as an enslaved person, the day General Granger read Order No 3,  and what happened to her and her family after they were free.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45 min
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Historical Fiction, Civil War, Enslaved People in the United States, Civil Rights

Single Performance: $750
Additional Performances: $600
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Live Online

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.




  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Microphone on stand (please set up in advance)
  • Straight back chair
  • Small table, student desk, or piano bench
  • Bottle of water

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 5 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes.

Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for their students.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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