African-American Read-in brings history to life

The Core Ensemble brought history to life at the African-American Read-in, an event recently held at the North Campus to commemorate Black History Month.

In a music theatrical presentation entitled “Of Ebony Embers,” acclaimed actor Jamyl Dobson skillfully portrayed defining episodes in the lives of key African-American figures Aaron Douglas, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. Musical accompaniment during the skits was provided by the talented trio “Core Ensemble,” which includes Ju Young Lee (cello), Jeremy Jorday (piano), and Michael Parola (percussion).

A large group of students, faculty, and staff attending the informative and entertaining event, which included a concluding question and answer session.

Event coordinators included Erin Lewis, Sandra Curry, Serita Dickey, Zina Gross, Theresa Powell, Dr. Karen Hattaway, Karyn Jones, Charlotte Jackson, Dr. DeRhonda McWaine, Joshua Henderson, and Dedra White.