Schroeder Cherry: Civil Rights Children’s Crusade Performance

July 15, 2023, 2–3 p.m.
puppet and props by Schroeder Cherry

Location: Walters’ Graham Auditorium

In this story, a young boy discovers that his strict grandfather went to jail as a child. What was that about? Listen to a story narrated by a rod puppet who uses wooden cut-outs to share what he learns. Performed by local artist, educator, curator, and puppeteer Schroeder Cherry, this 20-minute puppetry performance will be followed by a demonstration and Q&A with the audience. 

This program is geared toward audiences 7 years old and up, but all ages are welcome.


About the Guest Artist: 

A native of Washington, D.C., Schroeder Cherry is an award-winning Baltimore-based artist and puppeteer. He played with puppets as a kid, and in college he tried puppetry to see how he would respond to his childhood interest. He apprenticed to a puppet artist in Chicago while in college, then joined a troupe before setting out on his own. Dr. Cherry earned a bachelor’s degree in painting and puppetry from the University of Michigan; a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University; and a doctorate in museum education from Columbia University. Dr. Cherry has performed original shows with puppets in museums, libraries, and cultural centers for adults and children across the U.S. Performances include Can You Spell Harlem?, The Land of Primary Color; Underground Railroad, Not A Subway; Tuskegee Airmen; How The Sun Came To The Sky, and The Civil Rights Children’s Crusade.


July 15, 2023


2–3 p.m.



Supporter Price



Families & Kids, Performances

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