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College of Charleston presents "We The People" gospel concert

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The College of Charleston's Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services will present "We The People - African American History Through Word and Song."  

The program is in recognition of Black History Month and will be filled with spirituals, gospel music, and African American history. It will feature the College of Charleston Gospel Choir directed by Brenten Weeks, The internationally renowned Claflin University Concert Choir directed by Isaiah McGee, and the renowned Lowcountry Voices directed by Nathan L. Nelson and Sandra Barnhardt.  

We The People - African American History Through Word and Song
Sottile Theater
Sunday, February 21
5:00 p.m.
44 George Street
Admission: $10, Free for students with College of Charleston I.D. 

The history of African American experience will be narrated by Anthony Greene and Henry Clay Middleton. 

Proceeds from the concert will benefit scholarships for minority students. 

The narrations will cover eight major themes as they chronicle the history of Africans in America.
1. We the People
2. Africa
3. This land is not my land
4. The end of oppression: A bittersweet freedom
5. We got rights too: The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 1960's
6. An education for all: Education of Blacks in the United States 
7. Tribute: Remembering the lives lost at Emanuel AME Church
8. We've come this far:  Racial equality in the 21st Century

Tickets can be purchased online at www.msps.cofc.edu.

You may also email Ernest Brevard at BrevardE@cofc.edu or call 843.953.5367 to order tickets and request reserve seating.

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