February 20, 2014, 8pm
Black History Month Concert - Lagerquist Concert Hall
The PLU Black History Month Concert is a tribute to the entrepreneurship of African- Americans featuring the legacy of their music, literature, and art presented by the PLU Jazz Ensemble and prominent members of the local African-American community. After emancipation and the end of the Civil War, entertainment was an appealing and viable option to African-Americans. Black music makers not only had a means to make a reasonable living, but also had the means to be a public voice for personal and community cultural expression.