Discussion of Different Depictions of Christ and the Nativity



Christ’s persona is depicted differently throughout history, especially in the nativity scenes. On this hour, we’ll talk about these depictions and their historical accuracies. We’ll also talk with the director and a cast member of a local production of a Black Nativity.


  • Edward Blum (professor of history at San Diego State University and co-author of The Color of Christ)
  • Ronald Hairston (Director of Black Nativity 2012)
  • Rita Arnold (cast member of Black Nativity 2012)


Click here for more information on The Color of Christ by Edward Blum.


Black Nativity 2012 will be performed at The King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave in Columbus, Ohio on Fri., Dec. 7  at 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Call the Nia Hotline at 614-848-3550 for more information about Black Nativity 2012.

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