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As part of the ongoing celebration of Black History Month, West Virginia State University will host "Be Still and Know That He Is God," a musical, showcasing African-American women's history.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Davis Fine Arts Building Theatre and is free and open to the public.

Inspired by Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God," the musical was created by Susan Sylvia, the First Lady of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Charleston, for the congregation's 2012 Women's Day Program. The ladies of St. Paul A.M.E. have been performing the musical at the request of many state groups and organizations since its debut.

Comprised of seven scenes, the audience is taken back to pre-slavery era Africa when African women were looked upon as queens. The performance travels through American slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, freedom from slavery and the Civil Rights Movement transitioning into the modern day.

Monday's performance of "Be Still and Know That He Is God," is one of many events taking place at WVSU in celebration of Black History Month.

On Feb. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Building Theatre a performance of "Voices in Black History" will take place highlighting black history through poetic songs and spoken word performances.

Then, Feb. 24-28, students can participate in the 2014 National African-American Read-In each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 128 of the Wilson University Union.