Two African music dance companies will give a performance this morning at the Paine College Chapel. The performance, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will be given by the ABATSU and AJADACO dance companies.
The companies perform together to help audiences "gain a greater understanding of African cultural arts and heritage." Admission is free for the performance, which goes until 3:30 p.m.; a lunch will be provided.
Paine College will unveil a portrait of retired educator and philanthropist Dr. Louise Tarver Jackson at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Louise Tarver Jackson Residence Hall on Paine’s campus.
Jackson, a 1943 graduate of Paine, taught in the Richmond County public schools for 34 years, and in 2008 she was conferred the Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Paine for her services and support to Paine and other contributions to the community, a release states.
A 3,500-square-foot multi-level house has been renovated with funds donated by Jackson’s daughter, Dr. Anita L. Jackson, in honor of her mother. The house, located at 1516 Laney-Walker Boulevard, will be inhabited by Honors College female students. Sunday’s portrait unveiling is open to the public.