Students honor black Americans through captivating performances

February 16, 2012

Black HistoryUW-Whitewater students will bring distinguished African-Americans to life by offering an event with reenactments, music, dancing and poetry in honor of Black History Month.

The program, sponsored by the Black Student Union, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the University Center Hamilton Room. It is titled "What No One Ever Told Me" and will answer important questions pertaining to the identity of today's African American society.

Graduate student Larry D. West III is coordinating this year's program and says it will focus on the past while adding contemporary twists and unveiling facts that have been "swept under the rug."

"It's designed to pay tribute to prominent African American members and eras in which they lived," he said. "We will talk about what it means to be black and our history."

The audience will be engaged throughout the performance and West promises that there will be a surprising twist to the end of the event.

"It will be a captivating, breathtaking performance to end the show," West said.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Sara Kuhl