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Black History Program Features Music, Poetry, Dance

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Black History is the focus of a program scheduled for Feb. 25 at Southfield High School’s auditorium.

Freshmen and sophomores will be excused from their sixth hour classes after attendance to see the show. Seniors and juniors will be released from seventh hour after attendance to see the program.

The event is co-sponsored by English teacher Virna Hobbs-Calhoun and accompanist Devon Cadwell. The narrator of the event will be senior William Flood.

The program will feature black artists in the Southfield district, with presentations about Harlem Renaissance writers and performances by the Southfield High School Marching Band, the Poetry Club, the Drama Club and the Southfield High School Choir.

Senior Taylor Haywood plans to perform a modern dance, and junor Mariya Calhoun has planned a hip hop number.

“It’s a shame that we haven’t had a black history program in so long,” said Hobbs-Calhoun.

Pianist Cadwell, who is a new staff member this year, suggested having a Black History program.

Poetry Club President Kee’nan Haggen said he helped the teachers plan the program.

 “I want students to learn more about African American history because we don’t talk about it often in our classes,” Haggen said.

Junior Justin Hicks is preparing a piano solo for the program. “ I’m very confident about my solo, but I’m also happy that the kids from our school can sit and enjoy the entertainment of our history as a whole.”

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14 Responses to “Black History Program Features Music, Poetry, Dance”

  1. Darrius Hicks on February 24th, 2016 8:37 am

    I can’t wait for the program!!


  2. Etanue Johnson on February 24th, 2016 5:35 pm

    I know this will be amazing


  3. Pamela on February 24th, 2016 10:46 pm

    This was very beautiful. A wonderful video


  4. Reonya on February 29th, 2016 9:17 am

    I think this program will be amazing


  5. Taylor haywood on February 29th, 2016 9:18 am

    Very nice video


  6. Ciara Jackson on February 29th, 2016 9:19 am

    Can’t wait for to see what they have in store


  7. Ramoni on February 29th, 2016 10:24 am



  8. Miles on February 29th, 2016 10:26 am

    I can’t wait to see the program. I know it will be great


  9. Carnell on February 29th, 2016 10:26 am

    This will be a great event to go to


  10. Paige O'Neal on February 29th, 2016 10:27 am

    This show will be nice, and it is nice that black history is being taken seriously because the older we get the less schools do.


  11. Alexus on February 29th, 2016 10:28 am

    Cool! Wonder if it will be interesting.


  12. Dominique Green on February 29th, 2016 11:29 am

    I can’t wait, I’ll be in it too


  13. Telvin on February 29th, 2016 11:31 am

    Great video.
    Cant wait to see the program!


  14. Jada Fann on February 29th, 2016 11:33 am

    Can’t wait to help out with the program today ?


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