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March 1, 2013
"Freedom Wasn’t Free—A Black History Musical" presented
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) presented the 2013 Lyceum Series of Special Events program, "Freedom Wasn’t Free—A Black History Musical" on Feb. 26.

The musical, written and compiled by HCC Communications Instructor Sharon W. Askew, is an exhilarating collaboration of acting, dancing and singing that portrays the plight of African-Americans in America. It depicts their determination for change in ways that will mesmerize the audience with old gospel hymns, modern dance and astounding expressions of the horrendous cost of freedom.

For more information on the 2013 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. This event was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.

Participants included:
  • Mydison Askew
  • Sabrena Askew
  • Sharon Askew
  • Sade Brown
  • Sherrod Bullock
  • Ryan Caine
  • Jaquiaze Clements
  • David Cole
  • Shailar Coleman
  • Elsie Davenport
  • Kayla Douglass
  • Ricky Douglas
  • Billie Duncan
  • Elaina Felts
  • Shalay Garcia
  • Larresha Graham
  • Kashiya Grovner
  • ThreAnn Herbert
  • Dajsae Hicks
  • Dr. Renee Huff
  • Joanne Jolly
  • Kendra Jones
  • Leah Klinger
  • Emily Levesque
  • Alicia Lloyd
  • Derek Manley
  • Gloria Manley
  • Shai Maynor
  • Jaylen Miller
  • Regina Newell
  • Michele Perry
  • Angela Person
  • Stacy Phipps
  • Jaquiez Ponton
  • John Roberson
  • Ashley Shearin
  • Nicky Thomas
  • Brandon Thornton
  • Anna Tippet
  • Lisa Veney
  • Tenesha Whitaker
Freedom Wasn't Free
HCC Communications Instructor Sharon Askew, left, and John Roberson performed "Hannibal and Sarah" from Lorraine Hansbury’s "To be Young, Gifted and Black" during "Freedom Wasn’t Free—A Black History Musical" at HCC.
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Interim Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., rhoadesd@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239