Freetown Village is a living history museum with the mission to educate the public about African American lives, arts, and culture in Indiana through exhibits, special programs and events. Programs include interactive theater, music, storytelling, hands-on crafts or heritage workshops or other performance based programs. Programs tour statewide and are appropriate for various ages.
300 E FALL CREEK PARKWAY NORTH DR, Ste. 503, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Learn the story of Madam C.J. Walker, the self-made millionaire, as told from a “different” point of view. Learn about her early life and the legacy she created. Freetown Village has created a special interactive, one-character portrayal to bring this history to life.
Her name is synonymous with specialized products for African-American hair. But Madam Walker was more than an entrepreneur with savvy business acumen. She was a civil and political rights activist who lobbied an American president to make lynching a federal crime. She was a philanthropist whose generosity led to the largest donation ever by an African-American for the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA.
Madam Walker left an imprint on the Indianapolis community and across America. Her rich legacy gives us a glimpse into early African-American entrepreneurship.
Performance program can be arranged during school, after school, or on weekends.
Performance program times can be arranged
Performance program may be presented in most venues that will comfortably accommodate the size of the audience. Amplification may be needed depending on the acoustics of the performance space. The performance is accompanied with power-point images. We will need a projection screen or projection wall plus a projection cart for laptop and projector.
Program tours statewide and may be presented at your site.
$175 per performance
Performance is confirmed with a deposit. We need a two-week cancellation notice. $25 of deposit is non-refundable.