Celebrate Black History Month at UNCG with Curtis King
GREENSBORO, N.C.─ UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries in collaboration with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. (TBAAL), will host, “An Evening with Curtis King: A Founder’s Journey,” on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Elliott University Center, Claxton Room on the campus of UNC Greensboro, located at 507 Stirling Street, Greensboro, NC 27412.
Curtis King is the founder and president of TBAAL, a multi-discipline arts institution whose mission is to create and enhance awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African, African American and Caribbean arts and letters. TBAAL is the only arts and African American multi-disciplined cultural arts institution in America housed inside a major urban Convention Center.
Notable artists and cultural icons, such as Lou Gossett, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou, Halle Berry, T.C. Carson, Erykah Badu, David Mann, Regina Taylor and many more have either studied, supported or shared their gifts at the academy.
King, a respected theatre director and producer, often called the “King of Tributes,” has created and directed scores of musical tributes, plays, concerts and other cultural events aimed at uplifting the African American community and enlightening non-African Americans. King has written, directed and produced more than one hundred and fifty productions.
King received a bachelor of arts in speech communications, cum laude, from Jackson (Mississippi) State University (JSU) in 1973 and a master of arts in theatre from Texas Christian University in 1974.
King will discuss the history, struggles, and accomplishments of the academy and African-Americans in the arts. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For disability accommodations or more information, contact Nakia Hoskins at 336.256.0107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For parking information, please visit parking.uncg.edu.
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