Songs of Freedom Concert
Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Join in our community celebration of the Freedom Songs that energized the Civil Rights Movement with a special musical tribute.
Artists from NYC’s eclectic music scene come together to commemorate the songs that helped to liberate a generation. The evening's repertoire will include traditional congregational songs from the front lines of the movement as well as tunes from popular music artists inspired by mobilizing events during the period.
The struggle continues and freedom songs still provide a space to stand as one community and inspire change. Performing artists are:
This event is part of Mississippi Goddam: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Landmark Events in the Civil Rights Movement, a special Schomburg prgramming series celebrating the 50th Anniversary of some of the most memorable landmark events of the Civil Rights Movement from 1963-1965.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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