Submitted by Linda Palmer
Black History Month Event – Backstage at the Cotton Club
The Worthington Atlantic City Campus celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 24, with a one-act play by Michelle Washington Wilson and soloist Barbara Yates. The play, “Backstage at the Cotton Club,” depicted the Harlem Renaissance movement. The Harlem Renaissance was considered to be a rebirth of African American arts. The Cotton Club was a major Super Club owned by Gangsters and managed by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson. It served Whites up front and Negroes in the back.
In addition to the play, Student Services gave each audience member a ticket to be able to win prizes. The prizes were day planners and books. The books were: “Black like Me” by John Howard Griffin, “Dreams from My Father” by President Barack Obama, and “Small Towns Black Lives” by Wendel A. White from Stockton University: his book featured Michelle Washington Wilson.
A New Face on Campus
We are pleased to welcome Jacqueline Kennedy, admissions office assistant, to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. Jacqueline comes to us from Galloway and is a native of Liberia. She is a graduate of Stockton University with a degree in biology. She assists students with the admissions process. Jacqueline is on the Atlantic City campus Monday through Friday, part time, and can be reached in the Admissions office at ext. 4878.