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Posted: March 1, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Living History

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Stronger together: Jammy Lucky, dressed as civil rights and black power-movement activist Angela Davis and Emerald as Ruby Nell Bridges, who, at the age of 6 was the first black child to attend an all-white school.

The Youth Exposure Club of Social Circle held a performance, "Remembering Our Past and Shaping Our Future," capping off  Black History Month at the Social Circle Theater on Feb. 27. Students recited speeches and performed as iconic figures in black history, from inventor and educator Dr. George Washington Carver to Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut. Outside, exhibitors displayed educational materials.

Gold medalist: (Above) Adorous Gibbs strikes a pose as three-time Olympic gold medalist and track and field athlete Wilma Rudolph.

Ain’t I a woman?: Amber Hill, dressed as Sojourner Truth, recites the famous speech delivered at the 1851 Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio.

Future Leaders of America: The children performed an African-style dance before taking the stage as historic figures. Participants were (in no particular order) Princess Williams, Johnathan Mundy, Jamia Cooper, Kee Kee Williams, Shambrica Webb, Camron Williams, Demi Cobb, Sydney Hill, Amber Hill, Chasity Williams, Chasity Ellison, Maria Pope, Ariona Ellison, Torres Guinn, Jammy Lucky, Emmy Gibbs, Adorous Gibbs, Keira Detwiler, Quantavious Cooper, Otay Cooper, Makala Ransom.

Stronger together: Jammy Lucky, dressed as civil rights and black power-movement activist Angela Davis and Emerald as Ruby Nell Bridges, who, at the age of 6 was the first black child to attend an all-white school.

Food for thought: (Left) Author and the night’s emcee, Gary Tavares, right, discusses his book of poetry with Randy LaGuins, pastor of Thankful Baptist Church in Madison.

Pictures of the past: Covington resident May Thompson’s business, "Moments in History," displayed framed images of historic photographs from black history.

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