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AWOL Explores History Through the Arts

SAVANNAH, GA -

More than 2-thousand students packed the civic center's Johnny Mercer Theater this morning for a unique history lesson through music, spoken word, poetry, and dance.

Local youth arts organization, All Walks of Life or AWOL, Inc. presented it's annual black history play.
This year's production, "Consequences," explores the African American experience and is based on the works of contemporary poets Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni. It features a cast and crew of about 50 area young people.

News 3's Kim Gusby served as emcee of the special school show.

"Consequences" opens to the general public tonight at 7 with a final performance tomorrow night at the same time.

This year's AWOL honoree is former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson who made history when he became the first African American to attend and graduate Armstrong College. He was also the first African American from Savannah to attend the University of Georgia.

More Details:

AWOL presents "Consequences"

Feb. 14 & 15, 7 pm

Johnny Mercer Theater

$20 for adults, $5 for children 5 and younger

For more information:
awolinc.org
912-303-4987

 

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