WNHS Black History Month program showcases how Black history is ‘TIMELESS’
The students behind Westerville North High School’s Black History Month program want to show that Black history is a never-ending subject.
“It is still relevant and our stories are still being written today,” said senior Maya Chaffin, who wrote and directs the show.
Westerville North’s production, “TIMELESS,” tells the story of siblings who uncover details about their recently-deceased grandmother while cleaning out her attic. They track her life from childhood to adulthood, discovering the role family legacy and history plays in shaping Black culture and identity.
“We hope audiences realize the importance of learning about not only our family’s history but Black history as a whole,” Chaffin said. “The timelessness of each individual story is important for us to learn in today’s culture. Black History Month is about the heroes from the past, but also about the heroes that we can be today, and the ones in the future.”
The performance, which is 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Westerville North High School’s auditorium, features a variety of student performances, including dance, spoken word, scripted scenes, rap and singing. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here.
Learn more about the Black History Month programs at Westerville Central and Westerville South next Friday. WSHS’s Black Excellence Celebration: For the Love of Us production runs 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. WCHS’s program, “Under My Fro,” will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.
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