First Calvary Baptist Church will host a performance by the Livingstone College Theater Arts Department Saturday in observance of Black History Month.
“Reflections from the Past: An African-American Story” starts at 5:30 p.m. at the 400 S. Long St. church.
The production chronicles the struggle of black people from slavery to the integration of Central High School and highlights the speeches of black leaders, concluding with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The presentations also include “Negro Narratives,” “The Little Rock, Arkansas Incident,” and speeches by Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois.
It also spotlights what students are thinking today.
This is the department’s touring show for this year, said Michael Connor, professor of theater arts at Livingstone.
Connor said he’s hopeful this presentation will attract people from the community to the group’s productions on the college campus.
Students have also performed the production in Wilson and Lexington.
This event is free and is sponsored by First Calvary Baptist. The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor.
For more information, contact Shirley Johnson at 704-647-0260 or Deanna Martin at 704-639-1252.