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I'll Fly Away: A Sojourn Through Poetry and Spirituals - Whatcom READS Online

What connections, what traditions could help people cope with being forcibly transported from one continent to another? The literary and artistic forms of spirituals and poetry not only tied communities together socially and artistically during slavery, but also continue to enrich the multicultural fabric of our state today through the work of contemporary African-American poets, musicians and artists. Award-winning poet, performer and distinguished scholar Gloria Burgess explores the rich, beautiful heritage of spirituals and poetry from the African-American tradition in a spirited sojourn through words and music. This interactive presentation covers the sometimes hidden meanings of specific spirituals and poems, including how the art helped people cope as they were transported from another culture. Registration required. 

Date:
Thursday, Feb 25 2021
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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