Black History Month: Using Dance to Shed Light on Civil Rights History


Black History Month is an annual celebration that recognizes the achievements and central role of African Americans in U.S. history.    Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Over the next month, join Liberty Local Schools as we recognize the contribution and achievements of African Americans.

Using Dance to Shed Light on Civil Rights History
Missouri-based Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) celebrated their landmark 40th Anniversary in 2017 with a special dance concert, FREEDOM, a commissioned work by world renowned choreographers: Jennifer Archibold, Gina Patterson, Cecil Slaughter, and Nejla Yatkin. Watch this feature to see how MADCO blended dance and multi audio/visuals to shed light on civil rights history and other societal concerns. 

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