Black Heritage Month program explores culture

Veronica Stark, Assistant Editor

Carolyn Evans will perform at this year’s Black Heritage Month program, which will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium.

Evans will perform a histodrama that includes both singing and storytelling about Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth.

The performance, sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, will address the impact both womenmade during the slavery era.

Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs R. Daphne Carter-McCants serves as the adviser of the multicultural advisory board and organized the Black Heritage Month program.

This year’s event will feature a musical performance by students in Francis Marion University’s Young, Gifted and Blessed Choir.

Carter-McCants explained the importance of this annual event and that aims to bring appreciation to the African American culture.

“I want everyone to come out so they can experience cultural diversity and cultural awareness in its finest,” Carter-McCants said. “They can come out and experience an opportunity of self-expression and cultural harmony while learning more about the slavery era.”

She said that FMU tries to make Black Heritage Month a little different each year while still incorporating the Florence community and the students.

The sponsors of the Black Heritage Month are Multicultural Affairs, the African American Faculty and Staff Coalition and the Multicultural Advisory Board.