HPU Professor Performs At International Civil Rights Museum

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 25, 2010 – Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, recently performed in “The Movement The Music The Moment” festival, at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C.

At the festival, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the February 1960 Woolworth’s sit-in by the “Greensboro Four,” Brown performed a scene from Ed Simpson’s “Periphery,” recreating the role he first performed in the play’s premier production in May 2008.

“Periphery” focuses on the black and white citizens of Greensboro who were impacted by the historic movement, and will be restaged and performed at Greensboro?s Broach Theatre in January and February 2011.

“Performing at this special event was a privilege,” says Brown. “It’s exciting to see the impact this play has on all those who have seen it.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 26 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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