Students celebrate black history month through song and dance


Contributing Writer

Brooks Hall was filled with the sounds of history on Feb. 21 as Piedmont College celebrated Black History Month. 

“I think Black History Month represents a multitude of things,” said Nicholas Johnson, coordinator of the program. “It’s a time where we really pay honor and dedicate services to those who fought for equality.” 

The program included songs, poems, dance, and dramatic readings of key moments in the history of the African American culture. 

“I thought it was a great show. You could tell everyone involved worked really hard on it and it showed,” said senior theatre major Matt McClure.  “I loved it.”

The program featured a guest cameo from music faculty Johnathan Pilkington. 

“It was a wonderful and moving program,” said Pilkington. “I was honored to be a part of it.” 

Though the program highlighted the talent of many students at Piedmont College, its purpose was to honor and remember those who fought for the rights of African Americans.

Wesley Campbell, junior mass communications major and performer in the event, said, “It’s the very least we can do to show appreciation to those who fought for me to be able to enjoy life freely like I can today.” 

“My goal was to simply tell people a story of accomplishments, and move people to see we are all created equal,” said Johnson. “I wanted people to truly enjoy the program, and from the reviews we got, they did exactly that.”