“Let Freedom Sing: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” by Key Arts Production

Posted by | February 26, 2014 | Event Spotlight | No Comments

SNCC Freedom Singers, 1962 – (front to back) Bernice Johnson Reagon, Charles Neblett,
Cordell Reagon, and Rutha Mae Harris. Photo by Joe Alper, courtesy of the Joe Alper Photo Collection LLC.

Join in the singing during this multimedia concert performance celebrating the freedom songs that propelled the American Civil Rights Movement forward. Participants are encouraged to sing along, clap hands and experience the power of the uplifting songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Historical film footage and narrative take viewers on an unforgettable journey through the music of Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, The Staple Singers, Curtis Mayfield, and many others who provided a soundtrack for a revolution. February 26 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall.

Fiftieth anniversary events are sponsored by the Robert D. and Barbara E. Hanson Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

For more information please contact: Kiran Chadda, Ph.D., kchadda@hood.edu