Talented Students at Olmsted #156 Perform “History In Our City”

The Multicultural Club at Olmsted School #156 put on an impressive showcase of talent during their annual Black History Program on March 23. The theme was “History In Our City,” and followed three students visiting different historical locations in Buffalo, learning and experiencing the history that surrounds them everyday.

The points of interest included the Colored Musicians Club, The African American Cultural Center and The Freedom Wall where George K. Arthur (Joel Richards), Eva Doyle (Mikeya Nesbitt), Arthur O. Eve (Malcolm Rice) and Alnisa Banks (Amaya Wood) were portrayed. There was also a salute to Mary B.Talbert and a visit to the Nash House (via video) and the Michigan Street Baptist Church.

There were a number of highlights in the program including the African dance number, the drill performance , the video presentations and a poem “Average Black Girl” recited with serious pride by Amaya Wood. And the audience throughout the production was great!

Hats off to the talented cast, especially Nia Morris, the amazing young lady who wrote the entire play! It was informative, entertaining and a testament to the talent, creativity and vision of our youth.

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