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100+ students travel to Broadway for Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

Black Penn on Broadway!

On October 8th, Platt House took the charter buses with over 100 students, staff, and alumni on an all-day trip to Manhattan to attend the matinee showing of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. The all-Black cast features Nana Mensah, C’05, and Kalyne Coleman, C’14. Along with their castmates, they delivered not only a stunning performance but also a thoughtful, deep, and powerful post-show talkback with the student audience.

Signups for the trip had overwhelmingly fast and enthusiastic response from students interested in attending, but there were still some folks who weren’t able to give up their Sunday to travel with us. Platt House hosted a live-stream of the play on November 14th for those who couldn’t be there in person!