Black History Month Activities At Concord University Announced

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 06 2019


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405





ATHENS, W.Va. – Director of Multicultural Affairs Nancy Ellison is announcing activities scheduled at Concord University in celebration of Black History Month, February 2019.


“Every February the celebration of Black History Month provides us with the opportunity to reflect and honor the many contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history,” stated Ms. Ellison.  “It is also a chance to recommit ourselves to continuing to make equal rights and equal opportunities available to all.  Here at Concord, through the collaboration of faculty, staff and students, we have planned a variety of educational programs and activities that will appeal to a large audience.” 


Concord University’s Black History Month activities are being presented with assistance from the Office of Student Activities and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


All of the following events are free and open to the Concord campus community and to the general public. For additional information please contact Nancy Ellison at or 304-384-6086. 


Wednesday, Feb. 6:   The movie “Green Book” will be shown at 8 p.m. on the Subway Stage.  When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.  Confronted with racism and danger – as well as unexpected humanity and humor – they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.  Green Book received a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.


Tuesday, Feb. 19:  The Zuzu African Acrobats will perform in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.  Originating in Mombassa, Kenya, ZuZu African Acrobats are a distillation of African culture.  Most famous for their appearance on America’s Got Talent, theirs is a high energy routine which includes fast pyramid building, limbo, contortion, bottle balancing, tumbling, chair stacks, balancing and more.  Their shows include audience participation. Two shows will be performed. The first will begin at 9 a.m. for area school children and the second at 7 p.m. for Concord students and community members.  Teachers interested in bringing a group to the first performance should contact LC Smith at 304-384-5256 to reserve seats.  


Tuesday, March 5: 4Pals Productions will bring A House Divided, the sequel to The Eleventh Hour, to the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m.  It’s been a year since Lilly Grove and Briar Creek joined forces, and the “Mother of the church” is missing!  “The Eleventh Hour Baptist Church Choir” has been invited to compete in THE Gospel Round-Up in Atlanta, but funds are running short!  And…the loan for the new Church Community Center has hit a snag!  What will the good folks do to save their church! Both plays are written by Vain Colby who studied communication arts and theatre at Concord.




             Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.