In one of the final Black History Month events for Second Baptist Church, “Evolution of a Black Girl: From The Slave House to the White House,” was performed on Saturday. February 22 in front of a crowd of dozens.
Second Baptist Church has celebrated Black History Month with an array of events, all which were coordinated by the Black History Month Committee consisting of: Brenda White, Marlene Goodwyn, Betty Corey, Marvin Edwards, Emmanuel Fontenot, Deborah Mason, Frances McGruder, and Michelle Monroe-Willis.
The play is written, produced, and performed by Virginia native Morgan McCoy. She has performed this play all over the country at churches, schools, theaters and more.
“Evolution of a Black Girl” is a one-woman show, and McCoy plays the role of 12 different significant black women throughout American history. The play begins in the 17th century and shows a representation of a black woman for every generation between then and the present day. The stories of Harriet Tubman, Maggie Walker, Rosa Parks, and Michelle Obama were all displayed. Thr performance mixed history, drama and comedy all in one.
“I hope you leave here inspired, you can make a difference, don’t have to wait,” said McCoy.
The play was powerful and thought-provoking, gaining a standing ovation upon completion.
She followed the play with an intimate speech on the significance of the show and describing her passion for the black community and empowering it.