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COM - "OneVoice" show sponsored by GHS for Black History Month

posted Feb 22, 2011, 5:27 AM by Upstate Admin NPHCGG   [ updated Feb 22, 2011, 5:38 AM by Bobby Clark ]
Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville Hospital System will sponsor a showing of  "OneVoice" on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon. "One Voice" will showcase the Black American's journey through written and spoken word, over the course of 180 years.  Jeremiah Dew will perform poetry from James Weldon Johnson, political speeches from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama, and stand-up comedy routines from Bill Cosby, as well as several other pieces.  Also, there will be a rare and exclusive video interview with a prominent Greenvillian, Wilfred J. Walker, 97, a retired teacher from Sterling High School, and South Carolina's first African-American sports broadcaster.  The show will also feature a few selections of traditional Negro spirituals, performed by vocalist Valisa Smith.

The selections will not only make you laugh and make you think, but, some pieces will remind you of the black American's struggle that were not-so long ago, and others will inspire all in attendance to continue to pursue unity and to continue to right the injustices that may still exist in our great country, while celebrating what has been accomplished.

Those interested in attending can RVSP at Diversity@ghs.org or contact Sonya Cunninham at (864) 455-0115.


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