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  1. Bright Star Touring Theatre Company Presents: Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies

    February 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lafayette Branch Library

    A number of important figures from American history are brought to the stage to share the importance of their work. You will join the courageous Buffalo Soldier, Colonel Charles Young as he helps settle the American West and some of our first National Parks. You'll also meet The Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help win WWII and Mary Elizabeth Bowser as she spies for the Union during The Civil War.

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  2. Bright Star Touring Theatre Company Presents: Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History

    February 3, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Van Wyck Branch Library

    From the stories of Frederick Douglass standing up and spontaneously describing his time as a Southern slave to the iconic words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech 'I Have a Dream,' we were deeply inspired to create a show that brings to life some of these life-changing moments from throughout America's history. In creating the show it only seemed appropriate that the powerful anthems, hymns, and songs of these chapters also have an opportunity to shine. We hope that in viewing this production our actors can bring to life these moments in our history and inspire young audiences with these iconic words, poems, songs and more of our nation's past. We are excited to share all of these amazing and powerful pieces with you.

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  3. African American History Month Opening Celebration

    February 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Slover Library

    Join Norfolk Public Library as we kick off our month long celebration of African American History.

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  4. Bright Star Touring Theatre Company: Freedom Songs

    February 3, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Blyden Branch Library

    This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history, which is celebrated in this production. Bright Star's professional actor/singers take audiences on a musical tour through hundreds of years of history, sampling songs that spread across centuries and continents, and explaining the history behind these famous ballads, hymns, and musical styles.

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