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Songs of Freedom – A Juneteenth Celebration
June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join The Academy Center of the Arts for a special Juneteenth Celebration featuring “Songs of Freedom from the Underground Railroad”, performed by Linda Harris, Director of Events and Programs at the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center in Cambridge, MD. This program honors the ‘code songs’ used on the clandestine journey along the Underground Railroad by Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Seekers beginning in 1849. The songs that guided the way, Follow the Drinking Gourd, and inspired their treacherous journey, Let My People Go, Wade in the Water, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, and more all performed with musicians playing banjo, washboard, harmonica, and bass. This spectacular program has been performed for the U.S. National Park Service, the FDIC, the National African American Museum (with the Children’s Choir of D.C.), and at numerous event spaces and universities around the country.