“Diggin’ History through Music, Dance & Spoken Word” is the theme for a series of evening presentations produced by A Sign of The Times of the Carolinas (ASOTT) in 2013.
The series occurs every Wednesday through March 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South in Uptown Charlotte. The discussion, musical performance and audience dance which will comprise each session is open to all people regardless of ethnicity. Admission is free and parking will be validated.
Tonight’s presentation (Jan. 30) from Dr. Amadou Shakur reflects on “Great African Empires” including Ancient Egypt and West African empires of Akan, Dahomey, Benin, Mali, Songhay and more. Looking at why these rich and powerful dominions met their demise, Dr. Shakur will also address how Europe underdeveloped Africa.
The remaining presentations are:
- Feb. 6: "The Middle Passage and The Peculiar Institution of Slavery" with Dr. Amadou Shakur
- Feb. 13: "Religion and the Role of the Black Church" with the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Shipman
- Feb. 20: "Blacks in Wars from pre-colonial African beginnings through modern-day Afghanistan" with Dr. Jamal Turner
- Feb. 26: "Notable Black Inventor, Scholars, Politicians and Athletes" with Dr. Jamal Turner
- March 6: "Notable Black Artists – Performing and Visual" with Jermaine Nekia Lee and Quentin Talley.
Email ASOTT at email@example.com for more information.