Past Event

I Love My People

A Road Scholar Program by Oba William King

Music to soothe the soul; poetry to lighten the spirit…. I Love My People. I Love My People features poetry and stories that share the commonality of people as captured in the writings of African-American authors including: W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson, MLK, Ntozke Shange, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dr Margaret Burroughs, and Oscar Brown Jr,. This entertaining educational program is skillfully presented and culminates with an audience participation singing of the crowd pleasing original anthem “I Love My People” by Oba William King.

Oba William King is an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award Recipient in Traditional Folk Arts and a Gwendolyn Brooks Hands on Stanza’s award recipient. He has been a featured artist on WTTW television, WBEZ, and at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Theatrical credits include his one man show, Breaking Chains, at Beatrice Community College, Beatrice, Nebraska; Sound of a Voice, Halsted Theatre, Chicago, Illinois; and his award-winning lead male acting performance in Louie and Ophelia, eta Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Melinda Figge, 309.347.9922 x25.