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Students Pay Homage to Black History with Sankofa: History Untold

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:02


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Members of NSAA Dance Ensemble presented a dance piece that set the tone for the entire evening.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Student Amandala Baraka portrays Zora Neale Hurston, former Howard student and founder of The Hilltop.

HipHop Movement

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Students gather in a segment discussing the hip-hop movement.

Stokely Carmichael

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Junior Marquis Gibson pays tribute to Black arts movement member Stokely Carmichael.

Tuesday evening, students witnessed their fellow classmates pay homage to various figures of the Black race in a program entitled Sankofa: History Untold, A Black History Tribute.  The inspiring depictions of the historical figures came in the form of acting, singing, dance, spoken word and more. Performers recognized the contributions of their enslaved ancestors, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Arts/Black Power Movement, the hip hop generation and Greek letter organizations. 

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