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2/6/2007 Play highlights Black History Month

McMINNVILLE – "Black Boy," a theatrical adaptation of Richard Wright's book about his journey from childhood to adulthood in the Jim Crow South, will highlight Black History Month at Linfield College.

The play will be presented Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

Charles Holt, an acclaimed actor who has performed on Broadway and in various television and film roles, performs this one-man play adapted from Wright's autobiography chronicling his boyhood struggles.

A native of Tennessee, Holt was an all-star high school scholar and athlete who attended college on a football scholarship. He gave up his dreams of being a professional football player in order to pursue an acting career. After moving to New York, he continued to study acting and also singing and dancing. He has appeared in "Anne B. Real," "Generation X," "Lion King" and "Ed Takes a Trip." He is currently completing his fourth touring season of "Black Boy."

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Linfield Activities Board, the Chaplain's Office, the Counseling Center, Academic Affairs and Multicultural Programs. For more information, contact the Multicultural Office at 503-884-2574.