ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — A Los Angeles-based theatrical group will join St. Bonaventure University’s Black Student Union and Step Team for a Black History Month celebration Monday, Feb. 18, at the university.
The program begins at 7 p.m. in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The performance will include “Portraits of Courage: African-Americans You Wish You Had Known,” an examination of overlooked African-Americans and their contributions to American history.
Surprised at the absence of African-American figures in today’s history books, playwright Colin Cox created a theatrical piece to help bring recognition to a few of those who helped shaped our country. Two actors portray historically based characters who have influenced science, civil rights, sports, the economy, the Armed Services, labor relations, education and the arts in this 65-minute stage presentation.
The admission price for Monday’s program is $3 (free for SBU students).
More information on “Portraits of Courage” is available online at http://www.willandcompany.com/poc/af_am.shtml.
The celebration is sponsored by the university’s Black Student Union, Campus Activities Board and The Damietta Center.
About the University: Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.