DCCC to Host Rosa Parks Story

Rosa Parks and Forgotten Friends

Jan. 13, 2015 – Davidson County Community College will host a performance of “Rosa Parks and Forgotten Friends,” a production of the Bright Star Touring Theatre, at 1 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Dr. Edgar Holton Reich Building auditorium on the Davidson Campus.

This program celebrates the life and work of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. The show also celebrates the achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, Buffalo Soldiers, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and others.

“This live theatre production will help our students, faculty, staff and the community gain a deeper understanding of the people and events that advanced the civil rights movement in America,” says Lynne Watts, director of student life at DCCC. “We’re excited to bring these powerful stories to our campus.”

Each year, Bright Star Touring Theatre serves nearly 1,000 audiences in schools, theaters, libraries, museums and other locations across the country, offering a wide variety of curriculum-based programs. The company regularly performs for The National Theatre in Washington, D.C., and has gained international support by accepting an invitation from the U.S. Embassy to visit Moscow, Russia with its programs.

*Editor’s note: In the photo, Frederick Douglass, a former slave and the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank, is one of the “forgotten” friends celebrated in “Rosa Parks and Forgotten Friends.”

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.