“Wake Up, Everybody” The African American History Show


Taylor Pleasant, Staff Writer

Whether is February or September, it is never too late to talk about African American History. On April 9th and 10th Clear Springs High school will be holding their annual Black History show titled “Wake UP, Everybody. “We are trying to show awareness to everyone that the world right now is not pretty, and we need to wake up and accept the reality that we all have to ban together and treat each other equally and not repeat history,” one of the directors Ryan Hoxie said.  

The show will broadcast many serious topics including The Tulsa Race Massacre and more. However, that does not mean the show is completely heavy. There are different dance numbers including the swing dance, the African dance, a step routine tribute to the divine 9 and more. There are also songs sang that honor for favorite African American Artists like Nat King Cole, Gladys Knights & the Pips and more. This year, the show also previews three different poems written by our winners of the “Dream Out Loud” contest.  

The African American History show is an important tradition to Clear Springs. The show started five years ago with its sponsor Ms. Curtis and ever since then it has now been a show that shapes the Clear Springs theatre department. “This show is important to the community because it’s supposed to educate people on things that they may not have known and show them the importance of African American history,” Hoxie said. 

The show is put on by a talented cast with amazing directors behind them and we would love to see your support by coming out and watching history unfold in front of your eyes. 

Purchase tickets at www.chargerstageboxoffice.com.