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February 15, 2013

BHS spotlights African-American history-makers

MILLEDGEVILLE — Nearly 40 Baldwin High School students will commemorate and spotlight history’s prominent African-Americans leaders, educators and musicians during the annual Black History Month program titled “A Better Baldwin, A Better World: First African-Americans Who Helped Changed the World.”

“The program focuses on African-Americans who were the first in something, such as the first African-American president, or the first African-American to write a book,” said Debbie Wilbon, black history program coordinator. “We’ve been preparing for the program since after Thanksgiving break.”

The show is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday and at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Baldwin Fine Arts Theater. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

Students will transform into characters and give tribute to President Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States, Robert Johnson as the first African-American billionaire, William Still as the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, Daniel Williams as the first African-American heart surgeon, Phillis Wheatley as the first African-American poet, Sojourner Truth as the first African-American to win a lawsuit in the U.S. and others. Other history-makers will be honored through an African dance, spiritual dance and song, hip-hop, step and a poetry slam.  

“We will also honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson on voting rights, and music icons Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder,” Wilbon said. “The dance group that won the trip to Las Vegas at the [Campus Club Milledgeville] talent show, Silence, will also perform.”

The high school NJROTC will present colors and chorus will also perform during the program.

For more information about the show call the school at (478) 453-6429.

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