AURORA – The public is invited to hear music, spoken-word artists, and student presentations at East Aurora School District 131’s Black History Month celebration on Saturday, February 20. The free event will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane.
The event will open at 2:30 p.m. with middle school students from East Aurora and West Aurora school districts participating in a living wax museum in the hallways outside the high school’s Hawks Auditorium. Students will be dressed as important African American historical figures. Visitors can press a “button” and the student will share information about the person they are portraying. The wax museum will be open until 3:15 p.m.
From 3 to 3:50 p.m., traditional African American food will be served in the high school’s cafeteria. “Taste of Soul” cups of food will be available for a donation, which will go to the Aurora East Educational Foundation.
The one-hour celebratory program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hawks Auditorium. In addition to spoken word artists, the Ayodele Drum and Dance group will perform. Students from West Aurora High School will perform a Motown revue, highlighting classic songs. The event will end with a gospel choir performance from Aurora students and staff.