Artists of Color organization is hosting ''Soul: Black History Festival''

Two students of color on campus Artists of Color is hosting "Soul: Black History Festival," a series of performances, programming, and photo installation throughout campus this month. Soul considers the experience of Black artists throughout history.

"Every single time we have been tested, we turn madness into magic. But what is it about us that has kept us here, not only surviving, but thriving for 400 years? A few of our ancestors from the 1970s were wondering this same thing. They eventually called it Soul."

Beginning the last week of February, Artists of Color will offer:

  • a filmed performance of student work;
  • decorated areas of campus with photographs of Black artists and pioneers from different arts industries;
  • a visual installation in Hanes Student Commons with dialogue from the Conversations of Blackness Series, a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute, and trivia;
  • Black-owned food truck Wingz and Thyngz on campus 11 a.m.-2 pm. Friday, Feb. 26; and
  • Poetry Night in the Pickle Jar at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.

Follow @uncsa_happenings and @aocuncsa for more information.

Contact: Lauren Iley-Spear

Feb. 17, 2021

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