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The Singing Souls of Black Folk (at North Andover Historical Society)

February 11 @ 3:00 pm


Rev Dr Cheryl Townsend Gilkes will be speaking at the North Andover Historical Society’s Stevens Center on Sunday 2/11 at 3 pm for Black History Month. Rev Dr. Gilkes is a highly engaging speaker not to be missed! In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois published his classic “The Souls of Black Folk” where he used the sacred music of African Americans, “ten master songs,” to shape the analytical foundations for interpreting their history and culture. In 1924, Du Bois expanded that analytical foundation with his lesser known but highly significant volume, The Gift of Black Folk: The Negroes in the Making of America. “The Singing Souls of Black Folk” uses Du Bois’s analyses as a springboard to explore the role of African American music, sacred and secular, in the continued “making” of America and to highlight the importance of celebrating “the Arts” in the African American experience. Tickets can be reserved via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/785078439747

For more information, contact Tina Klein, Pat Grimm, Cara Marshall, or Lynn Wentzel

For more information about the North Andover Celebrates Black History Month project please visit: https://sites.google.com/northandoverma.gov/blackhistorymonth/home



February 11
3:00 pm


North Andover Historical Society
800 Massachusetts Ave
North Andover, MA 01845 United States
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