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Feb. 23, 2012
"A Journey in A Rise From Slavery" to be presented Feb. 28 at HCC
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Communications and English Department will present the 2012 Lyceum Series of Special Events program, “A Journey in A Rise From Slavery” on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in The Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

The dramatic presentation, composed and directed by HCC Communications Professor S. W. Askew and performed by HCC’s drama students and some faculty members, is 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 portrays the journey of African-Americans and their hardships, struggles, determination and courage of transitioning from slavery to present day. The event is important as it illustrates the history of the African-American movement.

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.
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., carterl@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239