The Salvation Army Honors Black History Month with Lunch and Performance- “Lift Every Voice”
In honor of Black History month, The Salvation Army welcomes “The Word Players” from Knoxville, TN. This group will present their Black History Touring Show of “Lift Every Voice” by Doug Floyd on Saturday, February 16, at 12:00 noon. “Lift Every Voice” is a one-act presentation in drama, song and dance that tells the story and the influence of the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1929).
Through story-telling, narration, song and dance, audiences will enjoy the rich culture of the Harlem Renaissance. The production 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. 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.
Lunch will be provided during the discussion time after the performance. This event is free but donations are appreciated. Seating is limited and the doors will open at 11:30 am.
The unique communicative power of theater will make for a memorable experience for the audiences who attend “Lift Every Voice.” Click here for the director’s thoughts on the show. Click here for more information.