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The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of Greenville County Schools with a one-night performance of “One Voice: A Black History Narrative,” Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. 

Presented by local entertainer JDew, the performance is a 180+ year journey of the African American story through the voices of several iconic characters, presented through word-for-word reenactments of iconic moments in American history. It includes a commemorative segment of this historic occasion as a part of the one-man theater performance.

Elaine Whittenberg-Boyce, the first black student to attend a previously all-white school in Greenville County, is scheduled to attend. She remembers the story through the legacy of her father, A.J. Whittenberg, who made it his mission to create an equal opportunity for his daughter and the rest of the students of color in the community by filing a suit against the school district in 1963. A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School is named in his honor. 

Tickets are $10 each. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-voice-a-black-history-narrative-tickets-90980620485 or by searching at eventbrite.com. 

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