CFPCA recognizes Black History Month w/several events...

February 4:  African Dance Workshop in Concert

Wayne State's African Dance Workshop Company performs Saturday, February 4, 8pm, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts as part of the center's Michigan 5: Choreographer Showcase, which highlights the work of five professional choreographers and their university dance programs. For more information about this event, please contact Karen Prall at 313-577-9792 or

February 10-19:  'Intimate Apparel' at the Bonstelle Theatre

Lynn Nottage's play, set in 1905 New York City, is about Esther, a 35-year-old African-American seamstress who yearns for marriage and a fulfilling future. As she provides for herself by making lingerie for upper-class white women and black prostitutes, she is able to save money to put toward her dream of opening a salon for African-American women. In her aspiration for marriage she must choose between the Hasidic shopkeeper whom she desires and the Caribbean stranger who is the acceptable choice. Visit the Bonstelle Theatre online and for more information about this event, please contact the box office at 313-577-2960 or

February 28:  The Evolution of 'Lead Me, Guide Me,' the African American Catholic Hymnal'

The Wayne State Department of Music's Dr. Norah Duncan IV presents this lecture as part of the Wayne State Humanities Center's annual Brown Bag Lecture Series. It takes place Tuesday, 2/28, 12:30pm, in the Schaver Music Recital Hall which is in the Old Main Annex Bldg., in the same foyer as the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. Enter the building at 480 W. Hancock Street. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Duncan at 313-577-1775 or

Wayne State University's entire 2012 Black History Month lineup of events is available online.