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Dance major Lavette Patterson has practiced ballet since she was 3 years old.

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...

Viewers watch as Kearston Hawkins-Johnson performs

Documentary examines race in America then and now

'Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories' delves deep into tragedy
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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