Juneteenth in Houston: Panel
Independent Scholar Naomi Mitchell Carrier graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Psychology and Education. Her master’s in Education Leadership was earned at the University of St. Thomas and did post grad work at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her continuing education includes the University of Houston, Tulane University, and the Universities of Texas at Winedale, El Paso and San Antonio.
Mrs. Carrier is a veteran classroom teacher of American and Texas history, music, literature and theatre. Her book, “Go Down Old Hannah, The Living History of African American Texans” is a collection of 15 plays commissioned for historic sites around the State of Texas through her theater, Talking Back Living History Theatre.
Carrier is the Head of School at St. James Episcopal School and also directs the Performing Arts Workshop at St. James School. She is best known as the playwright and composer for the award-winning musical, “I Am Annie Mae”. Her work has received grants and awards from the National Park Service, National Freedom Center, National Endowment for the Humanities, Texas Commission for the Arts, Texas Composers Forum, Humanities Texas, The City of Houston, The Brown Foundation, The Meadows Foundation, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and The Houston Endowment.