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February 13, 2014

BHS highlights young African-American generation


Around 20 Baldwin High School students will transform into character as prominent young African-American icons during next week’s Black History Month program titled “Celebration of the Young Generation.”

“We want to showcase some of the young African-American kids that made an impact in America. These young people are our future, and we have to highlight and showcase them because there are a lot of kids who are doing good things,” said Debbie Wilbon, coordinator of the black history program. “We need to break some of the stereotypes of young blacks.”

The show is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 in the Baldwin Fine Arts Theater. Tickets can be purchased at the school starting Tuesday for $5 each, or at the door for the same price.

Students will transform into characters and give tribute to the youngest African-American millionaire, youngest African-American twins, youngest African-American to attend high school and a few other history-makers in the “Who Am I” part of the program. The program will also include Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was fatally shot last year by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Other young African-American icons will be honored through spiritual dance and song, hip-hop, step and poetry readings, including “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

“The group Silence will perform and one of the members will do a reading and skit of Michael Jackson,” Wilbon said. “We will highlight Sasha and Malia Obama through sister pillow talks about what it’s like growing up as the first African-American kids in the White House.”

“We want people to come out and support our students as we showcase the young generation this year,” Wilbon said.

For more information about this year’s program, or to purchase tickets, call the high school at 478-453-6429 or email

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