Singing, storytelling and step routines play out on Hinkley High School’s center stage as Aurora students unite from the entire district and all ethnic backgrounds in celebration of Black History Month.
Stories of tragedy and survival come alive as student performances tell the stories of slavery, influential African Americans, like Rosa Parks, and perform to the inspiring words of Martin Luther King’s, ‘I Have A Dream’, at Hinkley’s ‘Black Heritage Night’.
Audience members are sure to be captivated by other student performances of jazz singers and gospel groups. There is also an exciting visual performance of “stepping.” A tradition of dance rooted in the experiences of slavery that has since grown and evolved into a historical form of communication and storytelling.
Aurora high school students from Hinkley, Gateway, Central, Rangeview and others will perform.
Through a study of American history, our students are learning to be role models and leaders in their community, not just in the month of February, but through the rest of their lives.
If your newsroom is looking for stories related to Black History Month, pitch this event in your next editorial meeting as a personal/visual/compelling story to tell in your community.
**For Desks/Reporters/Photographers interested in covering this event, please contact Melissa Reeves, APS Communication Specialist (720-333-6006, cell) to arrange school access. If you can’t make the performance, consider a preview piece on the event, and access to student rehearsals and interviews can be set up in advance.