"Black Music in the Civil Rights Era" Lecture Recital/Performance at Grinnell College

Mon. February 5th, 2018| 7pm

Grinnell, IA US

During the Civil Rights movement, many musicians joined African-Americans in using their musical voice as a catalyst in demanding change in America. Black music and its practitioners capitalized on the power, reach and mainstream appeal of their music to clearly speak out against the cultural state of affairs for African-Americans in the country. Through a combination of live performance, spoken remarks and a visual presentation, this unique program highlights four of the more prevalent examples of Black music’s alignment with the African-American fight for civil rights and the backstory behind their creation. Free, and open to the public


On-Campus location TBA