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The African American Club Hosts Another Crowd Pleasing Performance

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Dorothy Roberson performing for Taft students.

Dorothy Roberson performing for Taft students.

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Dorothy Roberson performing for Taft students.

Katie Morris, Reporter

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The African-American Club hosted a performance of songs and dances and one that included a surprise appearance from Tina Turner look-a-like, Dorothy Roberson.

Last week’s performance for February, to celebrate Black History month, included a performance held in the auditorium from the members of Taft’s African-American Club. The performance was for any and all at Taft interested in viewing the show to learn about the culture through different dances and songs. The performance ended with singer, Roberson, as she gave her best impression of Tina Turner for Taft’s crowd.

Roberson came to Taft thanks to club sponsor, Charman Dortch, to perform for all who came to watch at Taft in honor of Black History Month. Roberson sings live professionally as a Tina Turner tribute artist throughout Chicago.

“Black History Month gives us a time to go back and revisit the things that happened to us in the past; to see the progress and the wonderful contributions that African-Americans have made to this country one particularly being music…” said Roberson.

Taft’s African-American Club promotes the awareness of the African-American Culture through song, dance, documentaries, and education. Their focus is focused on educating students about the importance of building close interpersonal relationships while enjoying the experiences African American communities have contributed to society. Black History Month is the month of February and is celebrated nationally and worldwide to remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s rich history.

“For any culture you should know where you have been, so you can know where you are going. To know your history is the main thing we teach in African-American Club,” said Charman Dortch.

“Everyone needs to respect the contributions that people have made to this country and everyone should want to know about this culture, so what better way than to include everybody in the celebration of Black History Month,” said Roberson.

There is one more celebration for Black History Month that will be a lunch in held by the African-American Club in the forum on Feb. 22 including foods of their culture.

The club is open to all ethnic groups and have meetings on Tuesdays in room 182 after school. Stop by to learn more of the culture and become active in this club at your high school.

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