CCC’s Cultural Awareness Week Set April 2-7
CLARKSDALE – In celebration of its 64th year, Coahoma Community College will observe Cultural Awareness Week April 2 through April 7 with a diverse program of activities ranging from live drama and Founders Day with celebrity actress Flo Roach to a talent showcase and a spring concert by CCC’s acclaimed Concert Choir.
Theme of the observance is “A Past to Cherish – a Future to Fulfill.”
Paying tribute to the 1963 civil rights youth marchers, Last Psalm Productions directed by George W. Stewart, will be staging “Getting Outta Bombingham” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Georgia Lewis Theatre.
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, multi-talented playwright, poet, and vocalist who attained international status via her movie role in the “The Help,” Flo Roach will share the Pinnacle stage with Dr. Vivian Presley, CCC president in a Founders Day presentation.
Honored during Founders Day are CCC faculty and staff who are retiring: Leroy Sonley, Catha Youngblood, Anne McCool, and Dorothy Moses.
Others special guests being honored during the program and at a luncheon for 15 years of service include, Anne Shelton-Clark, Letha Richards, Deborah Carter, Kimberly Hollins, Deborah McNeal, and Yolanda Miller; Carol Cannon Brooks and Leandrew Presley for 16 years; and Glynda Duncan for 25 years.
A unique showcase of local talent will spotlight six groups at 7 p.m. in the Pinnacle Thursday, April 4.
Included are the CCC Jazz Combo under the direction of James McCloud; Ezra Howard’s Zamar; W. A. Higgins Rock Band, the DMB Band from the Delta Blues Museum; two groups from George H. Oliver School: the Jazzy Divas and Nancy Forte’s group.
On Sunday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., CCC’s Concert Choir will present its spring concert at New Covenant Church.
All events are free and open to the public.