Fri, Jan 14|
VIRTUAL - Music of Civil Rights Movement with John Clark
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Time & Location
Jan 14, 2022, 11:00 AM EST
About the Event
Join John Clark as he talks about the history of 1950’s and 1960’s anthems that brought racial issues to even greater national attention. This program will begin with a controversial Marian Anderson Concert and a shockingly sad Billie Holiday song. Also included are song by Mahalia Jackson, Odetta, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, and Janis Ian, as well as fiery proto-rap protest poetry by spoken word artists Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets. Sponsored by the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.