Yours in Blackness: Livingston College’s Weusi Kuumba Dancers and Drummers
William Bellinger 5/1/73
YOURS IN BLACKNESS
The Livingston College Weusi Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, an all Black Troupe, was organized in July 1969 by William Bellinger, of Rahway, a member of the class of 1973.
“We as a group are striving for a dwelling and clearer insight of our way of life, labor, culture, aspirations, history, social, economic, and religious beliefs, and disbeliefs, movements and festivity, and sadness.
“In short, we are attempting to portray a heritage, a culture, conceived and felt by our troupe.”
The Weusi Kuumba African Dancers and Drummers have traveled much. Among performance locations are: Somerset County College, Hilton Hotel, N.Y., Malcolm X University and Boston University.
Monies earned, or donated to the group, are used to assist needy Black students wishing to major in community development, and to assist the scientific research for a Sickle Cell disease cure.
Bill Bellinger ’73