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March 5, 2012
HCC faculty and students present "A Journey in A Rise From Slavery"
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Communications and English Department presented the 2012 Lyceum Series of Special Events program, "A Journey in A Rise From Slavery" on Feb. 28.

The dramatic presentation, composed and directed by HCC Communications Instructor S. W. Askew, was performed by HCC’s drama students and some faculty members. It was a collaboration of historical writings and events including excerpts from, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” a depiction of Rosa Parks, a rendition of songs by Etta James and Dinah Washington and dances choreographed by HCC Instructional Designer Shauna Jones.

The presentation portrayed the journey of African-Americans and their hardships, struggles, determination and courage of transitioning from slavery to present day. The event illustrated the history of the African-American movement.

Participants included:
  • Mirinda Alexander
  • Sharon Askew
  • Shetwan Bobo
  • Aisha Duprey
  • Debra Golden
  • Shavonda Greene
  • Threann Herbert
  • Gabby Jacob-Harris
  • Sade Jefferson
  • Shauna Jones
  • Alicia Lloyd
  • Jacob Lynch
  • Regina Newell
  • Jared Peele
  • Barbara Smith
  • Teresa Squire
  • Shaun Stokes
  • Anna Tippett
  • Tottiana Thomas
  • Lisa Veney
For more information on the 2012 HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events, visit http://www.halifaxcc.edu/lyceum/. To receive notifications of HCC events and events held at The Centre, visit http://halifaxcc.edu/getevents.htm.
HCC faculty and students present “A Journey in A Rise From Slavery”
Photo cutline: HCC Communications Instructor Sharon Askew, left, and History Instructor Shaun Stokes depicted a couple during “A Journey in A Rise From Slavery.”
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