JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM is a play to save young Black lives from living life through fear. This 45 minute dream, a play for ages 8 and up, uses rap, freedom songs, hip hop dance, history, and humor to tell the story of a young Black boy from the South Side of Chicago who is afraid to leave the house. 10 year old Jabari loves to paint. With his Forever President Barack Obama as a guide, Jabari escapes the violent reality of a friend hurt by random violence and the turbulent world around him through his colorful paintings where he meets children from the past who teach him how to be fearless. He then meets his hero, Barack Obama, as a 7 year old boy on the eve of the assassination of MLK, Jr. Will Jabari Jabari be able to instill in 7 year old Barack the lessons he's learned and therefore ensure that Barack will have the necessary tools to become president? Will he learn to take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community? This play explores through the lessons of the children of the Civil Rights Era what it means to have courage in a world where Black boys, Black children, are not safe.