Cee Cee LOVES SHARING HISTORY and SHAPING HUMAN EXPRESSION!
*Cee Cee’s HISTORICAL RESEARCH FOR SPEECHES & THEATRICAL PRESENTATIONS
Cee Cee is not only an avid, qualitative researcher of history, but she takes that history and creates eye-opening historical speeches and presentations. She exposes the lesser-mentioned and hidden figures of African-American history whose narratives and contributions are incredibly powerful and invaluable. Cee Cee sings in many styles from Gospel and Broadway to operatic arias and includes the old Negro spiritual songs in her presentations. She explains the educational depth of the lyrics and even decodes the symbols of the Freedom Quilts of slavery. Enjoy the edutainment of Cee Cee Michaela.
Great for public and private schools, museums, churches, organizations, conferences, and as a guest presentation for fundraisers.
Her Current List of Historical Icons ( Both Male and Female) That She Presents are as Follows:
|Henry Box Brown||Frederick Douglass||Harriet Jacobs||Robert Smalls|
|William Still||Josiah Henson||Harriet Tubman||Harriet Powers|
|Mahalia Jackson||Leontyne Price||Marian Anderson||Maggie L. Walker|
|Billie Holiday||Ella Fitzgerald||Anna Cooper||Elizabeth Keckley|
|Barbara Johns||The Edmonson Sisters (Mary and Emily)||The Statue of Liberty||Anna Maria Weems|
|Lilly Ann Granderson||Tuskegee Airmen||Queen Liliuokalani||
Grandpa Sandy Gill
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Drummer Boy, William Black
*Cee Cee’s LIST OF HISTORICAL PLACES FOR RESEARCH
• St. Lucia
• Puerto Rico and Hawaii (USA)
*Cee Cee’s Visits to Historic Sites and Landmarks
• The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, NY/Harlem
• The Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial in New York, NY
• The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC
• The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC
• National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN
• The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, AL
• Rosa Parks Museum located at Troy University in Montgomery, AL
• The Harvey Gantt Museum in Charlotte, NC
• The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, NC
• The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama
• Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Founded in 1877. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., lead the congregation from 1954-1960.
• The Sterling High School Students’ Woolworth Sit-in Sculpture in Greenville, SC
• Historic Greenville County Courthouse- site of the 1947 Willie Earle trial. While Earle was awaiting trial, Earle was kidnapped and murdered by 31 white men located on Main Street in Greenville, SC Note: the site is now a bookstore.
• The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC
• The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in Yorktown, VA
• Jamestown Settlement ( the re-creation of three ships) in Williamsburg, VA
• The Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, VA
• The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA
• The Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA
• The 1812 John Wickman House in Richmond, VA
• The Maymont Mansion in Richmond, VA
• The bronze “Headman” statue on Brown’s Island which depicts a James River boatman and commemorates blacks’ contributions to the commerce in Richmond, VA.
• The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Richmond, VA
• The American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar in Richmond, VA
• The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
• The Lest We Forget Slavery Museum (collection of J. Justin Ragsdale and wife/curator, Gwen Ragsdale) in Philadelphia, PA
• The Johnson House Historic Site in Philadelphia, PA
• The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, MD
• The Brodess Farm Marker in Bucktown, MD
• The Bucktown Village Store in Bucktown, MD
• Carolina Belle Cruise along the Cooper River in Charleston, SC
• Creole Queen Cruise along the Mississippi River with view of the Domino Sugar Factory in New Orleans, LA
• Riverfront Canal Cruise along the James River in Richmond, VA
• The Museum in Black (collection of Brian Breye) in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA Note: Mr. Breye passed and in 2005 the museum closed.
• The Lucy Florence Gallery in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA
• Museu De Arte Do Rio in Rio De Janero, Brazil
• The Valongo Wharf/Slave Port in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
• The Thomas Jefferson Bronze Statue sculpted by Jean Cadot located within the 7th Arrondissement in Paris, France.
• Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
• The Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers Maritime Park in Baltimore, Maryland
• The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
• The National Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc. in Baltimore, MD
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA
- The Maggie L. Walker Historic site in Richmond, VA
- Polynesian Cultural Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Punahoe School in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Preservation Site and Historical Burial Ground in Richmond, Virginia
- Reconciliation Triangle Statue in Richmond, Virginia
- The American Civil War Center in Richmond, Virginia
- The African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC
The Plantation Visits
• George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Plantation/Estate along the Potomac River (8,000 acres) in Mt. Vernon, Virginia
• Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Plantation (5,000 acres) in Charlottesville, SC
• The Boone Hall Plantation (738 acres) in Pleasant, SC
• The Latta Plantation ( cotton plantation on a 62 acre farm, total of 1,343 acres) on Mountain Island Lake (formed by the Catawba River) in Huntersville, NC
• The Berkeley Plantation along the James River (1,000 acres) in Charles City, VA
• The Archibald Smith Plantation Home in Roswell, GA
• The Shirley Plantation along the north bank of the James River (700 riverfront acres) in Charles City, VA
• The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (390 acres) in Charleston, SC
• The Hopsewee Plantation (a rice plantation along the North Santee River- 13,000 acres originally; now, 70 acres) in Georgetown, SC
• Brookgreen Gardens (1,600 acres) and the lowcountry plantation river tour on a 48-foot pontoon in the creek with actual alligators in the water located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Cee Cee’s List of Philanthropic Support to Historical Sites, Cemeteries, Memorials, Park Organizations, Universities, and National Educational Programs
-The Boston Conservatory of Music/At Berklee- Boston, MA
*Cee Cee is a 1992 graduate of the Musical Theater Dept.- BFA in Musical Theater
-UNCSA- University North Carolina School of the Arts- Winston-Salem, NC
Cee Cee was awarded the honorable Terry Sanford Scholarship and studied at UNCSA in her early collegiate years.
-The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington , DC
*In 1995, Cee Cee performed with 5-time Grammy Award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo. They are considered South Africa’s Musical Ambassadors and have performed for the Pope, Queen of England, and their performance with Paul Simon is still the most requested Sesame Street segment in history!
The Maggie L. Walker Historic Site – Richmond, VA
The Evergreen Cemetery- Richmond, VA
Reginald F. Lewis Museum- Baltimore, MD
National Park Service
#findyourpark-“celebrating 103 years of caring for America’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures.”
National Park Foundation
Find Your Park Movement
Barack Obama Elementary School- Richmond, VA – in support of renaming the school from a confederate general to the 44th President of the United States. #yeswecan
Cee Cee’s List of Memberships at Fabulous History Museums and Societies across the USA
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Schomburg Society- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Note: This beautiful Victorian-style building has gorgeous turrets (towers) and terra cotta crenellations and friezes much like the architecture of the buildings or castles in England. Thank you, John T. Mitchell Jr. for lobbying ten years, in order for this building to be constructed by African Americans (Armstead Walker) for our African-Americans in the armed services. In 1895, the armory served as headquarters of the First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Infantry and African-American soldiers during WWII.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
*The Historical Pilgrimage to CANADA
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