The Negro Spiritual and the American Civil Rights Movement
April 2 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CDTFree
Researcher and lecturer Randye Jones will address the question of how the Negro Spiritual, the folk songs created by slaves in the 19th century, came to play a vital supportive role during the American Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. Her presentation will engage attendees in a discussion of how the spiritual served as a bridge between the different cultures of Northern and Southern protesters and helped provide encouragement when those protesters needed it.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Randye Jones.
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