Celebrating Black Culture

The Oxford Community Arts Center is proud to present a free series:
Celebrating Black Culture

This offshoot of the Family Performance Series is supported by a grant from Oxford Community Foundation and co-sponsored by MU Performing Arts Series, Oxford NAACP, and MU Department of American and World Cultures

Performances include:

Martin’s Dream – Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Martin’s Dream - Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Presented by the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.

Martin’s Dream brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech, and song.  Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  Created and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures, a funny, intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation's history.  Co-Sponsored by Oxford branch of the NAACP.

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents: 
Maya Angelou: A Writer’s Legacy
 February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Maya Angelou experienced a life that most of us could hardly imagine and her impact on society was immeasurable. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to bring you a world premiere biographical sketch of the iconic Maya Angelou. Her talents as an actress, dancer, songwriter, and poet entertained and challenged us. While her life, filled with heartache, political activism and humanitarian service taught us to value each other as beautiful, intelligent, works of art.

Bi-Okoto presents: Rhythms of our Land
February 28 @ 6:30 pm

Sponsored by: Miami University's
Center for American & World Cultures

In Celebration of Black History month, Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre will take us on an interactive journey to West Africa.

Bi-Okoto is a nonprofit performing arts organization that illuminates Africa’s rich traditional heritage, recently won the African Professionals Network (APNET) award for African culture, community and entertainment.