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SPIRITUALS, FREEDOM SONGS & CIVIL RIGHTS
- Date: 01/18/2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Horace C. Downing Branch
555 E. Liberty St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23523
Our Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance features a concert by Calvin Earl, who was instrumental in getting the United States Congress to recognize the African American Spiritual as a National Treasure. In his performance, Calvin explains and sings about how in our history the spirituals were transformed into freedom songs during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Communal singing is a part of the production.