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Temecula Valley Museum Celebrates Black History Month

It's February which means Black History Month is officially here. Check out how Temecula plans on celebrating the historic month.

In honor of Black History Month, Temecula Valley Museum will premiere a program celebrating an African American woman who influenced the Civil Rights movement with her music.

The program called, "On My Own Terms: A Nina Simone Story," will show the audience how Simone used her music to fight for equal rights. Simone will be played by actress E.P. McKnight. 

As a jazz singer and musician, Simone’s style of music was a combination of gospel and pop music. Her style created a new musical genre and was given the title “High Priestess of Soul.” 

McKnight will fully immerse herself as Simone and will captivate the audience back into time. The play is directed by John McDonald who is the founder of the American Science Theater. 

"On My Own Terms: A Nina Simone Story" will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Temecula Valley Museum.

Tickets are $5. Seating will be limited and reservations are required by calling 951-694-6450. For more information visit, temeculavalleymusuem.org.

john blackwood February 09, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Also a majority of the black people were fairly treated (I SAID MOST NOT ALL ) Then you have Mexican history month . My question is . Since both races played a roll in the east and the west would not be part of American History . The civil war lets see .They say it was to free the slaves not .The war was because the goverment at that time wanted to raise higher unfair taxes on the south . It wasnt untill later in the war Lincoln needed to justify it by declaring it the war was to free them . Which was the right thing to do .But the north owened just as many slaves .
john blackwood February 09, 2013 at 04:30 PM
So now was the war justified . Yes and no . It was justified under false pretense but no because it was caused by the unfair tax hike on the south . But the north had more slaves because the north is where the money was .Quick lesson in American History Month .
john blackwood February 09, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Also mexican pride month . I always thought that between the west coast and the east cost it is all American history month . I tried to post a little history requarding the civil war but the Patch crew doesnt want the truth to be told so Ill try again . The reason for the civil war was because the government at that time wanted to raise unreasonable taxes on the south . So the south new it was wrong . It wasnt untill later in the war that Lincoln said this war was about freeing Americans from slavery . This is why the war was justified . But the north also had just as many Americans being treated as slaves . Quote I do not say just slaves because once they were brought on this soil by force they were American . Also after the civil war they fail to mention that (MOST NOT ALL ) did not want to leave due to the fact they the enslaved Americans were treated good (Most not all Mind you) History even lies about Obama being the first Black president that is a lie .
john blackwood February 09, 2013 at 05:04 PM
In fact it was John hanson who was the first Black President . It was propesed in jun-11-76 . But congress did not agree untill Nov-15-77 After it was approved by congress John Hanson was chosen unanimously which included (George Washinton ) this part of history is very important to share with your kids . I am not black or mexican or asian I am American .Now lets see if the patch crew has the courage to post the truth which this is .
That Temecula Guy February 10, 2013 at 07:51 AM
John, your review of history is a pure failure. I don't even know where to begin correcting your ignorance. Your statement about John Hanson made me chuckle. If you're going to spout nonsense with a lot of stretched truth with a frothy mix of lies, you could, at the very least, not take yourself so seriously. Your post has so much rubbish that it's not worth correcting. Go read your history books, find several other sources, check your facts again, and then speak with a group that actually knows and understands "Black History."

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