Denison Celebrates Black History Month With Musical Theatre Performance
Date of Event: February 23, 2006
Posted: February 13, 2006
As a part of Denison's continuing celebration of Black History Month, the women's studies and student activities office is sponsoring the production of a chamber music theater work for actress and trio (cello, piano, percussion) called "Ain't I A Woman." The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday (Feb. 23) in Swasey Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.
"Ain't I A Woman" celebrates the life and times of four powerful African-American women: ex-slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals of the Deep South, the urban exuberance of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African-Americans.
CALENDAR INFORMATION: Denison University,A Black History Month musical theater production of "Ain't I A Woman"; 7:30 p.m., Thursday (Feb. 23) in Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Please call (740) 587-6394 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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