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A Little History- Musical Workshop on Black History for Families with Ashleigh Gordon

10 August 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clemmons Family Farm

A Little History” fuses together original music, poetry, and Black history in an interactive educational workshop for children ages 10-13 years old and families. Together, we’ll learn about legendary figures, past and present and how they can continue to inspire us today.

Our artist-in-residence, violist Ashleigh Gordon will introduce a set of original poems and viola pieces performed in short vignettes, each approximately 1 to 3 minutes in length, with music, images and light text describing nine African-Americans who have made history in different ways:

• Phillis Wheatley (poet)

• Garrett Morgan (inventor)

• Madame CJ Walker (millionaire)

• George Washington Carver (farmer)

• Margaret Bonds (composer)

• Ed Bland (composer)

• Angela Davis (activist)

• Bayard Rustin (civil rights leader)

• Barack Obama (president)