Follow the Drinking Gourd
Reading Rainbow Series
Hosted by LeVar Burton
approx. 30 min.
Ages 4-8 years
Feature Book: Follow the Drinking Gourd Author and Illustrator: Jeanette Winter. The paperback version is item 820537, available separately.
Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The Drinking Gourd".
LeVar Talks About Slavery - LeVar celebrates the road to freedom paved by the Underground Railroad and introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery.
Songs About Slavery - Members of the a cappella group, Sweet Honey In the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery.
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