Motown performance celebrates African American art, culture

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Crowds were up on their feet moving and grooving during a special Motown performance helped one community celebrate black history month.

People inside the Historic Paramount Theater in Farmville enjoyed music from The North Carolina Central University Motown Revue Saturday night.

The sold-out performance is the culmination of a four-day celebration that honors the cultural, historical, economic and artistic impact of African American work in the community.

The even was sponsored by several local organizations and businesses including the H.B. Sugg Charitable Organization, the Town of Farmville, Dixon Food Group, Foskey Barber Shop, Farmville Public Library, May Museum, Farmville Chamber of Commerce, and Farmville Community Arts Council.