Black Belt student's performance to celebrate Rosa Park's 96th birthday

Posted: Tuesday, 20 January 2009

MONTGOMERY—A special performance featuring students from several Black Belt area public schools will commemorate the 96th birthday of Rosa Parks on Feb. 4 at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

Students from Wilcox Central High School, Lowndes County Middle School and Paramount Elementary School in Greene County will present a program inspired by the play “A Rose Among Thorns: A Tribute to Rosa Parks” by Ella Joyce.

The performance begins at noon in the museum auditorium and is presented by TROY and the Alabama State Council on the Arts Black Belt Initiative.

The performance will be the culminating project of the 2008 Black Belt initiative, which focused on theater and preserving Alabama's living cultural heritage through narrative and storytelling.