‘Be Still and Know He Is God’ to be performed at Parkersburg church
PARKERSBURG — A musical about the trials and tribulations of African Americans from being forced into slavery to the civil rights movement will be presented by the ladies of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Charleston 3 p.m. today at the Zion Baptist Church, Eighth and Clay streets.
“Be Still And Know He Is God” is based on Scripture, Psalm 46:10.
“‘Be Still and Know He is God” was written for the St. Paul A.M.E. Church 2012 Women’s Day Program.
The play is a journey of African Americans from the past to the present day.
It begins in Africa before slavery when African women were queens. It follows to the era of American slavery, the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation and the freedom from slavery.
After the emancipation, the ladies step into an era when they could only be employed as maids. Then comes the Civil Rights Movement that changed the country and the world.
The ladies then enter into the modern-day struggle of being single mothers. The musical concludes with independent women in the corporate world.