Latest Past Events

Carry Me Home: A Story of the Underground Railroad Told with Song and Narrative

Herrick Chapel, Grinnell College 1128 Park St., Grinnell

A concert of Negro spirituals performed by soprano Randye Jones and pianist Marlys Grimm. The spirituals, set by composer Harry T. Burleigh, along with Norm Grimm's reading of excerpts from a slave narrative, tell a story of the historic Underground Railroad and an escapee who took the perilous journey to freedom. The program is free […]

Research Unbound: Carry Me Home

Burling Library, Grinnell College 1111 6th Ave., Grinnell

Please join the Grinnell College Libraries at 4:15 p.m., September 14, as we continue our Faculty/Staff Research Series with Randye Jones, cataloging and media assistant at the Grinnell College Libraries, for her Research Unbound talk, Carry Me Home: A Lecture. Negro spirituals have long been connected with the Underground Railroad, serving as a means to communicate between the enslaved who […]

Art of the Spiritual Webinar

Zoom Webinar

To commemorate #Juneteenth 2022, Holland & Knight’s Diversity Council is hosting an informative virtual program about Negro spirituals – the soulful, often religious songs initially used by enslaved persons to communicate with and encourage one another. Ramona La Roche, Ph.D., the Cultural Heritage Informaticist for the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, will moderate a […]