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Celebrating Black History Month

January 20, 2010

February is Black History Month and there are many ways to celebrate. In continuation of what has now been a Drexel tradition for over ten years, the annual performance in honor of Black History Month “An Evening of African American Music” took place on Sunday, February 7th at 5 PM in the Mandell Theater. Drexel University’s renowned Gospel Choir & Jazztet, in addition to the Drexel String Ensemble, performed selections by African American artists during this free celebratory concert.  Selections included Motown Forever, a Motown medley played by the Drexel String Ensemble, the spiritual This Train and an homage to the first family of Gospel Music, the Hawkins Family. Drexel’s Gospel Choir performed a selection of songs recorded by the Hawkins family that include God is Standing By and I’m Going Away,  as well as their hit song Oh Happy Day.