Portraits of Courage

George Fox University will host a production of the play “Portraits of Courage: African Americans You Wish You Had Known,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Bauman Auditorium on the university’s Newberg campus.

The 65-minute play, presented as part of February’s Black History Month celebration, portrays African Americans who have been influential to the development of America but are typically overlooked in the history books. The six people portrayed – Ida B. Wells, Lewis Latimer, Colonel Young, C.J. Walker, Bass Reeves and Fannie Lou Hamer – have all played a pivotal role in American culture and history. There will be a discussion afterwards.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/alumni, and $5 for students with ID. Tickets may be purchased in person at the University Bookstore or by calling 503-554-3844. The play features reserved seating starting at 6:30 p.m.

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