Can I Get a Witness? Black History Month at Mary Baldwin

January 18, 2007

With a theme of Can I Get a Witness? Mary Baldwin University will observe Black History Month with a variety of events designed to involve faculty, staff, and students of the college as well as those in the greater Staunton area.

The Annual Gospel Extravaganza, featuring Mary Baldwin’s Anointed Voices of Praise, will be held at 3 p.m. February 3 in First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Frederick and New streets, Staunton.

February 7 and 8, Mary Baldwin will host the annual Black History Month Oratorical Contest for area children in grades 2 through 5. The event will also feature Yemaya Story Time, sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association. Mary Baldwin students will serve as sponsors and coaches for the young contestants. The competition will be held at James D. Francis Auditorium, at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Kuumba Players, Mary Baldwin’s African American theatre troupe, will present an original play,All Grown Upat 5 p.m. February 10 and at 3 p.m. February 11 in James D. Francis Auditorium.

February 18 in First Presbyterian Church there will be a Greater Things Dance Ministry Recital and Tea beginning at 3 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joanne Harris at (540) 887-7131