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“Lift Every Voice,” a one-act play that tells the story and influence of the Harlem Renaissance, will be held at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Performances will be held in the O’Brien Theatre at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The WordPlayers, a nonprofit theatre company, will perform “Lift Every Voice” as part of Black History Month. The 50-minute play features drama, song and dance.
“Lift Every Voice” highlights important cultural, artistic, and political figures and events focusing on the contributions of several key figures in the Harlem Renaissance, such as W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Louis Armstrong and Zora Neale Hurston,” according to The WordPlayers. “It also puts into context the incredible influence of the Harlem Renaissance on people such as Elvis Presley, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
For more information about The WordPlayers, visit www.wordplayers.org.
For more information about the performances at Roane State, contact Roane State student engagement coordinator Sarah Hooper at 882-4638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.