Our 2017 Sankofa production of Harriet and the Underground has received area acclaim from local TV and publications. WUSA 9, the Washington Informer and the Afro-American Newspapers have applauded the production as well as the African Dance and Music program here at Bishop McNamara High School that produced the "professional, educational and entertaining" adaption of the life and struggles of Harriet Tubman.
In preparation for our Sankofa production at the Warner Theatre on July 8th, our students performed a piece from the show on WUSA 9. Check out the video here.
The Washington Informer exclaims the show to be a "powerhouse production" and the performance was "a phenomenal evening of creativity, entertainment and innovation"! Go to Students' Talents Abound in 'Harriet and the Underground'
Afro-American News applauds the production as it portrays "the true meaning of freedom for Black Americans" in their article entitled Play Re-enacts Past to Understand Freedom.
"Through primarily dance, as well as music and acting, 92 students, in three hours on July 8, not only outlined the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, but also the Black American journey, starting from Africa as kings and queens, to slaves, and ultimately to their search for freedom.
Congratulations to Mr. Victor Bah and all the student performers for their brilliant performance!