• Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color: An Evening of Art & Music

    Mar 8th, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    National Civil Rights Museum
    Produced in collaboration with IRIS Orchestra, the musical program is inspired by the museum’s current exhibition Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College which focuses on the story of Morris Brown College, a historically Black college in Atlanta.  The program emphasizes the musical legacy of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), and will include the world premiere of a symphonic suite inspired by the exhibition, Without Regard to Sex Race or Color – Part 1 A Heavy Lift.  In addition to the suite, the program will feature music by twentieth century African American composers, and vocalists from HBCUs.  The conductor for the evening will be African American conductor Harvey Felder, Director of Orchestral Activities, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis. A reception will follow.
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  • Lighting the Fires of Freedom Book Talk

    Mar 21st, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum, Ford Motor Co. Theatre

    In Lighting the Fires of Freedom, author Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement through intimate accounts of extraordinary struggles for justice that resulted in profound social change.


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