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Student Activities presents 'Fifty Years On - Soul of a Nation'

Alfred University Student Activities will present “Fifty Years On – Soul of a Nation,” a series of one-act scenes depicting the African-American journey, on Friday, Feb.7 in Holmes Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The performance will feature five one-act vignettes that creatively depict some of the most critical issues of racial equality in the United States over the past 50 years. These scenes include “Black on White,” which confronts the myth that it’s ‘all better now;’ “Hear Me Roar,” on the stereotype of the ‘angry’ black woman; “Blind Old Justice,” on black men and the ‘injustice’ system; “Hair,” analyzing the role of hair as a social marker and the phobia towards Afro-textured locks; and “On the DL,” which discusses the ‘down low’ culture and the role of HIV/AIDS today.

The event is sponsored by AU’s Umoja, a student union dedicated to promoting racial and cultural unity on campus.