Morehouse College has a proud and rich tradition of producing leaders with unique and versatile talents. However, one of the most recent cultural experiences provided students with a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Recently, during a study abroad trip, Keeshadrick Williams spread the culture by teaching a culturally New York dance called the “Milly Rock.” Subsequently, his dancing escapade became a lesson in the rich culture of American dance.
After teaching the New York born ‘Milly Rock,’ Keeshadrick spread some Atlanta culture. Accompanied by New York native DJ Swank, Williams began teaching the Cuban native how to, “Hit Dem Folks,” another famous dance originating from Atlanta’s Meechie.
The trip to Cuba goes deeper than it’s entertaining surface. The long history of the United States and Cuba surely has a tumultuous narrative.
Without the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama moving aggressively to restore relations with Cuba this opportunity may have never been possible for these ten students. Though Williams does acknowledge that he did sense sparse tension when they would tour government buildings, with the Cubans disdain for #45 permeating the atmosphere.
All in all, the opportunity seemed to be a culturally rich experience. Williams along with the other students were sure to thank Morehouse College, and specifically the M-Page program for creating the experience. Keeshadrick says this is something he will not soon forget. Below is the full exclusive FaceTime interview with the viral dance phenom.
Check out the tweet that was seen around the world:
— Swanky (@stephswanky) January 6, 2018
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Inset Image: Courtesy of Keeshadrick Williams