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Choose your own adventure at Milton

We’re listening, questioning, dancing, eating, singing and laughing. Black History Month is full and fun at Milton. The award-winning historical play Show Me the Franklins opened the month in King Theatre on February 4. The play dramatizes how our ancestors might have experienced American slavery and American freedom. Dis-n-Dat Reggae band played last weekend, and everyone at the concert was treated to Dominican food.

Onyx meetings continue all month, and offer plenty to think and talk about. This week’s meeting highlighted Cape Verdean, African American and Nigerian cultures. Next week’s meeting addresses the question, “Are we living in a post-racial society?” The Onyx assembly—a popular and highly anticipated event every year—will showcase some of the many talents of Milton’s Onyx members in music, dance and poetry.

Other special events include the Onyx Chapel on February 21, an African Dance class at noon on February 24, and the opening, in Straus Library, of a photography exhibit by Derek Lumpkins, Boston Carnival Celebration. Mr. Lumpkins’ photography will be on exhibit through March 13. It is co-sponsored by the diversity office, ONYX and the Caribbean Students’ Association.

The grand finale of Black History Month will be a Gospel Explosion on the evening of February 26—gospel sung by a number of choirs from the Boston area, including MIT’s gospel choir, and of course, featuring our own Milton choir.

Choose your venue and your own way to celebrate among all the great options this month.