Past Event

Messages in the Music - Songs of Protest and Hope

A Road Scholar Program by Shanta Nurullah

From the multi-layered spirituals of enslaved Africans to the anthems of the Civil Rights workers, there were many songs that gave African-Americans hope, courage, and comfort in times of struggle. "Follow the Drinking Gourd" pointed the way for those escaping the bonds of slavery. "We Shall Overcome" united Civil Rights workers as they faced violent opposition. Many songs blended religious imagery and African-based cultural traditions into a musical lexicon. Examine and experience the words and melodies as Shanta leads a journey through these songs of freedom.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Robin Fuener, 708.449.7510.