Daybreak Interview – FVSU Students Black History Month Performances

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MACON, Ga – February is Black History Month, a time where we reflect on the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history.

In honor of it, Fort Valley State University’s theatre department will be performing various plays written by black playwrights.

Dr. Myesha Akbar, an Associate Professor at Fort Valley State University, visited Daybreak to talk about the event.

The students will be performing at the Douglas Theater at 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Macon on February 21st at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Click on the video for the full interview.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.