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Service: Lift Evr’y Voice and Sing! Daryl Harris
February 18, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
February 18: Lift Evr’y Voice and Sing! Daryl Harris
For African Americans throughout the country, spirituals were the soundtracks upon which the Underground Railroad movement rolled. Freedom songs helped pave the way toward true liberation. Because of its geographical and political positioning, Kentucky gave birth to its own unique musical expressions. Not all African Americans in Kentucky were enslaved; therefore the reservoir of folk culture from which they drew their characteristic forms of expression was rich and deep—often without fixed boundaries between the sacred and the secular. In this talk, Harris takes the audience on a musical history tour through hurt, healing, and happiness.
This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.