Cleveland State University will honor the African American experience in the U.S. Military with a Kuumba Arts Festival -- a creative celebration with singing, acting, dancing, film and recitations. Free and open to the public.
Featured artists invited to perform include vocalists The Hue People, SweetEven, Rob and Andrea Coleman, and Bertha Lee Pickett; poets Frederick Smith and Jacqueline Smith; and actors including CSU students and community members with choreography by Olivia Knox.
Hosted by Harry Boomer of 19 Action News
Saturday, December 10 at 7 pm
Main Classroom Auditorium, 1899 East 22nd Street
Each branch of the U.S. Military will be honored through film scenes -- the legacy of the Coast Guard through the work of Alex Haley, the U.S. Air Force through The Tuskegee Airmen, the U.S. Navy through the Antwone Fisher Story, the U.S. Army through A Soldier’s Story and Glory, and the U.S. Marines through This Christmas.
Community leaders honored include Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman Terrell Pruitt, former Congressman Louis Stokes, former Judge George Trumbo and the late Mayor Carl Stokes.
The Women’s Army Corps will be saluted with expressed appreciation to former Judge Sara Harper and Irene Oliver. A special salute will be given to historical African American regiments such as the Massachusetts 54th U.S. C.T., The Tuskegee Airmen, Triple Nickel Paratroopers, and the Buffalo Soldier Regiments from World War II.
Sponsored by CSU’s Black Studies Program and the Survivors Justification Partners, Incorporated, CSU Veterans Student Success Program and Department of Student Life.
Cleveland State University | 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214 | 216.687.2000 November 30, 2011 | News Release #14957 | Contact: Joe Mosbrook, 216.523.7279, email@example.com