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Trivia event recognizes musical achievements of black women

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer

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In honor of Black History Month, Eastern’s chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc. presented “The Evolution of the Black Woman: Music Edition,” a program used to celebrate Black History Month.

To show the diversity of black women in music, the NACWC used a Kahoot! quiz to test the audience’s knowledge of famous black music artists.

NACWC members encouraged the audience members to join the Kahoot! using their cell phones.

The quiz highlighted black women’s accomplishments and contributions in the music world.

The Kahoot! featured many influential black artists such as Beyoncé, Diana Ross and Mariah Carey, to name a few.

Questions the quiz asked included “What group was Diana Ross the lead singer of?” and “Which singer portrayed Etta James in Cadillac Records?”

During the questions, clips of songs by the artists featured would play.

Events like this are important because it represents black artists and their contribution to music, said Kennedi Jackson, event coordinator for the NACWC.

It also represents how black artists have changed over time.

“Kahoot! is interactive with the audience and gives them input in the event,” Jackson said.

This event was also given last February for Black History Month.

The NACWC members hosting the event were Starr Winburn, Dara McGee and running the computer was Arion Summers.

This event lasted from 7 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. at the Coleman Hall Auditorium.

Morgan Bledsoe can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].

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Trivia event recognizes musical achievements of black women