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A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 6, 2019

NKU dance major Lavette Patterson found herself playing the role of Margaret Garner, a slave that lived on a Boone County plantation in the mid-1800s, last semester during Dr. Joan Ferrante’s documentary “Let Our Loss Be Heard.” The role was an educational experience for Patterson, as she did...

Documentary examines race in America then and now

Documentary examines race in America then and now

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

October 30, 2018

A slave escapes from Northern Kentucky across the Ohio River. After being caught by U.S. Marshals, she kills her children, for she knows death is the only thing better than going back into a world where they must endure racial categories.

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Lavette Patterson