The College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services will present “We the People – African American History Through Word and Song” on Feb. 21, 2016. The program will start at 5 p.m. in the Sottile Theater.
The program will feature music by the College of Charleston Gospel Choir, directed by Brenten Weeks, the Claflin University Concert Choir, directed by Isaiah McGee, and the Lowcountry Voices, directed by Nathan L. Nelson and Sandra Barnhardt.
The choirs will perform various selections that include spirituals and gospel music.
The program will also feature the history of the African American experience narrated by Anthony Greene and Henry Clay Middleton. The narrations include topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, racial equality in the 21st century, educational issues and a tribute to the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting.
The program is part of the College of Charleston’s Black History Month activities. Proceeds from the concert will benefit student scholarships for minority students.
Admission is $10 and open to the public. The program is free for students with a College of Charleston ID.
Tickets can be purchased online through the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services or by calling 843.953.5367.
Watch the College of Charleston Gospel Choir perform on the NBC TODAY Show: