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Ladies and Gentlemen, The University of Louisville African American Theatre Program Presents the 30th Anniversary Black Light Gala on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 6-10 pm.
Join us for a night of excellence, live performers, vendors, plated catering, and recognizing black arts. Hosted by Sherlene Shanklin.
This year, our keynote speaker is Brandon McCall, Simba in The Lion King on Broadway in New York City. Broadway actor and vocalist Brandon A. McCall--a native son of Birmingham, Alabama --received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Alabama State University. Last year, he was inducted into the 2022 Class of ASU’s 50 Under 50. Mr. McCall is a proud member of the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Brandon’s professional credits include Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe's Café, Disney’s The Little Mermaid as Sebastian, and Schoolhouse Rock, He has been in the films Woodlawn and The Deadliest Lie among others.
Support the Black Arts and get your ticket today: http://uoflalumni.org/2023-AATP BlackLightsGala or scan the QR code on the flyer. If your department is interested in buying a table, let us know. We hope to see you there!
The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage presents the Voice of the Griot Podcast. This is our inaugural program, "Traveling While Black: Louisville's Struggle to Desegregate Public Transportation."
Many of our graduate students provided voice acting for this episode. Check it out HERE
Voice of the Griot seeks to affirm, inspire, liberate, and restore our historical and cultural memory by telling our tales of struggle, resistance, and triumph over racism. This inaugural episode of Voice of the Griot features the story of one community's resistance to racist efforts to create a segregated society by depriving African Americans of equal access to public transportation in Louisville, Kentucky, post-Civil War years.