By Brandon Joyner ‘11
The Bishop McNamara Gospel Choir performed at Hunter Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Suitland, Maryland on February 20, 2011 for their black history performance. The two services were at 9:15 and 11:15. Many churchgoers came out to support the McNamara choir and dance programs on this day. The choir performed a medley of songs ranging from folk songs, to work songs and modern gospel music.
The service showed how far African Americans have come since being enslaved in Africa to now being free and opening doors for other races to have a say in this day and age. Members of the Jazz classes performed a dance to the famous Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” Speech as well for the services. For their performance, the church donated one-thousand dollars back to the McNamara choir program.