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Songs of Freedom with Linda Harris and Main Street Blues -In Person

Black History Month Event

2024-02-25 14:00:00 2024-02-25 15:00:00 America/New_York Songs of Freedom with Linda Harris and Main Street Blues -In Person Follow us on a musical evolution to Freedom, from the 'Code Songs' of the Underground Railroad to Spirituals to Blues to Jazz and R'&'B. Wheaton Library - Multipurpose Room

Sunday, February 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-25 14:00:00 2024-02-25 15:00:00 America/New_York Songs of Freedom with Linda Harris and Main Street Blues -In Person Follow us on a musical evolution to Freedom, from the 'Code Songs' of the Underground Railroad to Spirituals to Blues to Jazz and R'&'B. Wheaton Library - Multipurpose Room

Wheaton Library

Multipurpose Room

Follow us on a musical evolution to Freedom, from the 'Code Songs' of the Underground Railroad to Spirituals to Blues to Jazz and R'&'B.

This performance by Linda Harris and her 4-piece band honors the Code Songs used on the clandestine journey along the Underground Railroad by Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Seekers in 1849. They've performed versions of the presentation at venues including the National Museum of African-American History, Morgan State University, the mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, MetroStage, among many others. Our performance will be the multipurpose room (#132) on the first floor.  This performance is sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, MD Inc.

Linda Harris is Director of Events and Programs at the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center in Cambridge, MD. In 2020, she walked with seven women in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman, traveling 158 miles from the Brodess Plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland, to Philadelphia. More info:https://lindadharris.com/

Questions about this program? Contact the Library at 240-777-0678.

Looking for History resources on this topic? Check out the links under 'History' and 'Newspapers and Magazines' on this page: https://mcpl.aspendiscovery.org/WebBuilder/ResourcesList

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Accommodation Requests

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

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