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The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage presented “The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence,” on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Center Stage Associate Artistic Director and Jack and Jill mother Hana S. Sharif conceived and produced the show with the help of her dedicated professional staff. About 100 Baltimore Chapter youth (ages 3–18) performed the works of poet Langston Hughes; author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois; photographer James Van Der Zee; author Zora Neale Hurston; singer Billie Holiday; novelist and poet James Baldwin; choreographer Debbie Allen; ballet dancer Misty Copeland; inventor Elijah McCoy; astronaut Michael Anderson; politician Shirley Chisholm; boxer Joe Louis; and many others. Tickets sales benefitted the Jack & Jill Foundation of America, Inc. and Franklin Square Elementary Middle School in Baltimore City.

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage presented “The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence,” on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Center Stage Associate Artistic Director and Jack and Jill mother Hana S. Sharif conceived and produced the show with the help of her dedicated professional staff. About 100 Baltimore Chapter youth (ages 3–18) performed the works of poet Langston Hughes; author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois; photographer James Van Der Zee; author Zora Neale Hurston; singer Billie Holiday; novelist and poet James Baldwin; choreographer Debbie Allen; ballet dancer Misty Copeland; inventor Elijah McCoy; astronaut Michael Anderson; politician Shirley Chisholm; boxer Joe Louis; and many others. Tickets sales benefitted the Jack & Jill Foundation of America, Inc. and Franklin Square Elementary Middle School in Baltimore City.

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'The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence’

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage presented “The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence,” on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The one-time performance to a sold-out crowd featured music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history.