Historic Village To Celebrate Black History Feb. 16

Feb. 12, 2002

Baylor University's Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village will celebrate Black History Month Saturday, Feb. 16. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can learn about a variety of Southern traditions that were influenced by African traditions.

Some of the activities of the day include Vivian Rutherford and Norris Carey reading excerpts from "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold and "My Remembers: A Black Sharecropper's Recollection of the Depression" by Eddie Stimpson Jr.; performances by Heavenly Voices gospel choir and the Greater New Light Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir; and an exhibition of roping skills by Black cowboy Richard Evans.

Additionally, native Nigerian Margaret Nwosu will prepare a traditional African dish made with black-eyed peas similar to "Hoppin' John," and village staff will teach the "Cake Walk," a rag dance popular in the 1890s. Children also can make quilt squares and listen ragtime music.

Admission to the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and $1 for children ages six to 16. Baylor faculty, staff, students and children under age six are admitted at no charge.

For more information, call 710-1160.

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