GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 2, 2015) —The Bob Jones University Theatre Department will present One Voice, a black history narrative created and produced by Jeremiah Dew, Sat., Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Stratton Hall on the BJU campus.
One Voice is a celebration of the contributions of important figures in American history from the time of the African slave trade to the election of our first African American president, Barack Obama. Jeremiah brings to the stage voices of Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali.
Through video interviews, Dr. Margaree Seawright Crosby, professor emeritus at Clemson University, will tell the story of the “Greenville 8,” a group of students who participated in a sit-in at the Greenville Public Library which led to the integration of the library system. Another interview with Wilfred Walker Sr., a long-time teacher at Sterling High School, illuminates further the struggles of the civil rights movement in Greenville.
Jeremiah Dew, a 2007 graduate of Bob Jones University, is a local entrepreneur, entertainer and personality. Dew serves as the “Director of Fun” for the Greenville Drive, the local minor league baseball team, and is well-known as the on-court hype man for Clemson basketball and as a master of ceremonies for events and celebrations across the upstate.
Tickets for the single performance of One Voice are $5 each and are available online, at the box office on campus or by calling (864) 770-1372.