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Jubilee Project Showcases Truth and Unity Through Song

Posted on 22 February 2013 | 8:00 am

The College of Charleston will present “Uniting Through Song”, an evening of spirituals and gospel music, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre. The concert will feature the Claflin University Concert Choir and a guest performance by the College of Charleston Gospel Choir. Admission is free.

The event is part of the Jubilee Project and is sponsored by the Cougar Activities Board, the Department of Music, Friends of the School of the Arts, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services.

Also, now through March 3, 2013, the play, “A Woman Called Truth”, is being presented by Charleston Stage at the Dock Street Theater. “A Woman Called Truth” chronicles the remarkable story of Sojourner Truth from the day she was a slave girl and sold away from her family, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a leader and advocate for abolition and pioneer for women’s rights.

“This play combines Truth’s actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals, and folk songs to tell a moving and powerful story,” says Teresa Smith, Director of the the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services. “The play will give the students and the community a glimpse of slavery and how African American families were torn apart and sold, as well as how they suffered and sacrificed to be free.”

The Jubilee Project is a collaborative and academic cultural project that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of public schools. Events began on New Years Eve 2012 and will run through the end of the year.

For more information contact Ernest Brevard at 843.953.5367 or visit jubileeprojectsc.wordpress.com.

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