African American Dance Company’s annual workshop features classes, events, performance

Post by IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: Indiana University’s African American Dance Company will present its 19th Annual Dance Workshop on March 3 and 4 in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at IU Bloomington. The workshop exposes participants to dance and music from the perspective of the African American and African Diaspora through master dance classes, […]

Camp SOUL attracts talented high school students with its mix of music, empowerment

IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino contributed to this story: On the first morning at Camp SOUL, students in the rhythm section dabbled with their instruments at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. None of the campers spoke much to the counselors or each other. Just minutes before, acting director Ignoisco Miles rallied the entire group, […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo to read his work at IU Bloomington

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Contemporary poet Gregory Pardlo will visit the Indiana University Bloomington campus for a reading from his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, “Digest.” The free reading, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Pardlo’s collection ranges from the delicate […]

Annual IU song festival supports artistic use of Spanish, Portuguese

The third annual Spanish and Portuguese Song Festival, organized by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the Bloomington campus. Five undergraduate students will participate for the top prize, judged on both their musical ability and language skill. […]

Taliaferro to visiting Tuskegee Airmen: ‘You guys were our heroes’

When O. Lawton Wilkerson earned his wings as a B-25 pilot in a segregated military during World War II, the now 87-year-old thought his younger self was “the cat’s meow,” as he put it. So the newly minted pilot donned his uniform and headed into nearby Atlanta to show relatives “how great I was,” he […]