“Be Still and Know That He Is God” to be Performed at West Virginia State University

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Feb. 5, 2014
“Be Still and Know That He Is God” to be Performed at West Virginia State University

INSTITUTE, W.Va.As part of the ongoing celebration of Black History Month, on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Building Theatre, West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host “Be Still and Know That He Is God,” a musical, showcasing African-American women’s history.

This event is free and open to the public.

Inspired by Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” the musical was created by Susan Sylvia, the First Lady of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Charleston, for the congregation’s 2012 Women’s Day Program. The ladies of St. Paul A.M.E. have been performing the musical at the request of many state groups and organizations since its debut.

Comprised of seven scenes, the audience is taken back to pre-slavery era Africa when African women were looked upon as queens. The performance travels through American slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, freedom from slavery and the Civil Rights Movement transitioning into the modern day.

Monday’s performance of “Be Still and Know That He Is God,” is one of many events taking place at WVSU in celebration of Black History Month.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Building Theatre a performance of “Voices in Black History” will take place highlighting black history through poetic songs and spoken word performances.

Then, Feb. 24-28, students can participate in the 2014 National African-American Read-In each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 128 of the Wilson University Union.
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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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