Tuesday, October 16: Singing for Change: “Protest” Music in American History
A presentation in words and song by Mary-Nell Bockman and The Wannabes
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Singing has been a part of the conflicts and movements for change throughout American history. Protest songs are linked to sweeping social movements such as the abolition of slavery, the rise of organized labor, the rural Grange movement, the civil rights struggle and opposition to the Vietnam War, as well as specific topical events — wrongful executions, mining disasters and strikes — that stirred people. This lecture will discuss the power of song and present some good ones to listen and sing along with. (Lyceum Series – Whallonsburg Grange Hall)
All lectures begin at 7:30pm on Tuesdays
$5 per lecture. Students FREE
What are the Whallonsburg Grange Lyceums?
“Lyceums flourished in the United States from the mid-19th century and were important in the development of adult education. Lecturers, musicians, singers and readers traveled the “lyceum circuit,” going from town to town to entertain, speak, or debate.
The current Lyceum Series at the Grange continues this tradition with lectures and programs of interest to the community.” (Whallonsburg Grange Hall)
Contact Whallonsburg Grange
For more information you can call 518-962-4386 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve never been before, then follow these directions to the Grange.
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