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Black History Month Events

2/5/2014, 11:30 a.m. | Updated on 2/7/2014, 10:15 a.m.
Black History Month

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.case.edu/events/stokes/

BREATH AND IMAGINATION presented Feb. 14 – March 9 in the Allen Theatre.

Cleveland native Elijah Rock at Cleveland Play House’s next production, Breath and Imagination, will bring to light the story of a lesser known trailblazer in the cause for equality: Roland Hayes. Born the son of former slaves, Roland Hayes made a name for himself as the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Raised during the Jim Crow era, Hayes overcame many obstacles to achieve his dreams of becoming a professional singer and his ultimate dream of opening an integrated music school in the South. For further information, please call 216-241-6000 or visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

Souls Over Sales Gospel Music Concert is being presented at New Covenant Believers Church, 3400 Kohr Blvd., Columbus, OH 43224 on February 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm. For further information, contact 614-307-1406.

East Cleveland Concerned Pastors for Progress presents a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 15 from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm at Starlight Baptist Church, 14516 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland. The event will feature Goerge C. Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc. There will be gospel music, an interfaith service and a luncheon. For further information, contact 659-4619.

HOME ON THE MORNING TRAIN presented by School of the Arts (CSA), a specialty arts school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), has announced the middle school theatre production of Home on the Morning Train at CSA’s auditorium (10700 Churchill Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106). Performances are Friday, February 21 at 7:00pm and Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm. Home on the Morning Train tells the story of two groups of children: Runaway Slaves in 1839 and Jewish children in 1939 escaping Nazi Germany, struggling against all odds to make their way to freedom. Performed entirely by CSA middle school performing arts students, Home on the Morning Train links these stories with traditional music and dance and illuminates our universal struggle for hope and human dignity. For further information, contact, 216-272-1084.

CLEVELAND NAACP HOSTS BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cleveland NAACP will host a Black History Celebration at our new offices located at 7100 Euclid Ave. Cleveland Ohio 44103. The theme of the event is Celebrating Black History in Progress with special guest Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. The event is free and open to the public.