FSD1 students to perform for Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and in recognition, Florence School District One will hold three school-wide celebrations with a performing artist on Feb. 7 and 8. The programs will be held for eighth grade students at Sneed Middle, Southside Middle, and Williams Middle.
Featured performer for the programs is Jeremiah Dew, who will present a program known as One Voice. One Voice is a journey through the black American experience, by virtue of seven powerful and influential voices. Dew portrays six of the characters, spanning from the 1820s to present day, all stand-out figures in this country’s history including Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Barack Obama.
“Jeremiah Dew does an incredible one-man show in One Voice. He educates, inspires, and challenges his audiences on the history of African Americans in this country. One Voice, starring Jeremiah Dew, is a must-see for all generations,” said Herb Johnson, the Chief Diversity Officer of Michelin North America.
This show, divided into seven chapters, covers a variety of genres including poetry, essay, political activism, stand-up comedy, a campaign speech, and more. Interspersed in the show are powerful video pieces with interviews with prominent African Americans in the upstate of South Carolina, sharing their stories.
Throughout the narrative, audiences will learn and experience a timeline that spans from struggle and heartache, to breakthrough and achievement of the black American voice.
The programs will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. at Williams Middle and at 2 p.m. at Sneed Middle. On Thursday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. Southside will host its program.