Griot’s Corner is a program tailored for K - through 3rd Grade students that uses storytellers and children activities to highlight freedom, acceptance,multiculturalism and citizenship. The “Griot” (ɡrēˈō, ˈɡrēō) is a West African storyteller, historian and/or musician.
Written by Angela Johnson
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Two young sisters slip out of their home early one morning, without telling their mother, to see and then participate in a peaceful freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Circa 1964-65.
Mitchelville tie: The young girls knowledge and curiosity about the march and its leader ties to the desire for the participation in democracy and freedom that grew from the freedom experience at Mitchelville one hundred years before.