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SAGU Theatre presents Black History Tribute "Rooted"Waxahachie, Texas — February 17, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Theatre will present "Rooted: For Freedom, For Dreams, For America," a tribute to Black History Month, on February 21 - 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the HCC Performance Hall. Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

“Rooted" is an original production by SAGU instructor Ursula Gutierrez and student Darlise Edwards including original work from SAGU students. SAGU professor and band instructor Tyrone Block will lead an instrumental ensemble in well-known songs like "His Eyes Are on the Sparrow,” "The Battle is the Lord’s,” "Total Praise,” "Go Down Moses,” and traditional African drumming.

The first section titled "From Africa to Freedom" focuses on the journey of African slaves to America. "Slavery" depicts the two centuries of African-American slavery in America before the rise of the abolition movement. The third section "Civil Rights" highlights civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks in the early to mid-1900s. The final quarter "Success Stories" honors those who have risen above the racial barrier to bring different ethnicities together.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.