ACU Black Students’ Association to present ‘Unchained’ at Paramount

Posted February 20, 2015

The ACU Black Students’ Association’s production, “Unchained,” has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 19 at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Abilene after an ice storm interfered with the originally scheduled date.

The program was inspired by the 2003 HBO documentary “Unchained Memories,” about the stories of former slaves interviewed during the 1930s.

Through the program, “we seek to challenge the audience to face some of the difficult topics people faced in years past as well as present day,” said Prentice Ashford, director of the Office for Multicultural Enrichment.

The cast includes students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. The program features three acts, consisting of original poems, monologues and slave narratives. In addition, popular poetry pieces and monologues by well-known African-Americans Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Sojourner Truth and others will be featured throughout the show.

Tickets are $6 and may be purchased online or by calling the Office of Multicultural Enrichment at 325-674-6562.

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