The African American Mysteries, Underground Youth Ensemble, is designed to bring African American history alive in an exciting, informative, and creative manner for both the youth and adult audiences.
Too many Americans find history, in general, to be boring and not related to today’s realities. African American history has been especially neglected in history books and has been designated to being taught in American school classrooms only one month per year, February.
Youth have always been able to teach other youth lessons that seem allusive for teachers and scholars. The Mysteries Youth Ensemble will be the youth history ambassadors who will find a way to connect with the conscious of their generation.
The Mysteries Youth Ensemble will also teach adult historians how to reach the youth by sensitizing us to working with new technology, new forms of presentation, and targeting in on the interests of the younger generations.
The African American Mysteries will bring the unique Detroit Underground Railroad activities to the forefront. Names will finally be given to the invisible people who 180 years ago aspired to live the American dream despite laws that condemned them to an animal status.
And finally, because most of the original Underground Railroad leaders were teenagers when they started their freedom activities, the African American Mysteries and the Underground Railroad Boot Camp will inspire young people in today’s society to become involved with humanitarian activities that could change history!