Black Voices to contribute to Black History Month



Acknowledging the importance of African-American culture is something the Black Voices Gospel Choir does year round. Monday night they look to dedicate their show to Black History Month.

For nearly 40 years, African-American students at UK have come together as a part of the Black Voices to share their common love for gospel music with one another.

Black Voices President Jermey Taylor said he looks forward to doing a show that means more than just the singing.

“This show is going to be different in that we’re singing to give tribute to our black history,” Taylor said. “The name of our choir is Black Voices and we’re just trying to recognize what black figures have done in the past.”

Taylor said students who come to the performance can look forward to seeing a mixture of singing, historical information and other performances that relate to black history.

Taylor said the group tries to pay tribute to black history year-round, but looks forward to being able to contribute to Black History Month in particular.

“The main reason I would encourage students to come out to the event is because it’s different from all of our other performances and it’s for Black History Month which is only celebrated one month out of the year,” Taylor said. “It’s a chance to come out and experience something you don’t experience any other time of the year. It’s a chance to learn something new.”

The Black Voices will perform their Black History tribute in the Cats Den at 8 p.m. on Monday. The event is free and open to the public.