ERIC Number: ED442165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
"The Color of Justice" by Cheryl L. Davis, Presented by Theatreworks U.S.A. Cue Sheet for Students.
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "The Color of Justice," by Cheryl L. Davis, the true story of the fight for freedom of an elementary school girl and an outspoken lawyer in the 1950s, and how they teamed up to change forever the way black and white Americans lived and learned together. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) The True Story of "The Color of Justice" (outlining the real-life events of the early 1950s in the lives of Linda Brown and Thurgood Marshall upon which the play is based, introducing the characters, and explaining some vocabulary terms); (2) The Supreme Court (outlining information about the Supreme Court); (3) The Color Line: Segregation in Daily Life (describing how activities and places were separated based on people's skin color, and offering an activity to help students understand the impact of segregation); (4) Production Notebook: A Closer Look (with ideas of things to listen and look for before and after the performance, a discussion of how an actor can play three different people, description of cooperation on and off stage, and the important role of the audience in this collaboration); and (5) Thurgood Marshall (offering a brief biography of the man who helped to significantly redefine America's sense of justice). Resources for further exploration are listed. (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Black Achievement, Court Litigation, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Production Techniques, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, Theater Arts, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.