The Slave Community

Its Ring Shout, Spirituals, and Sojourner Truth
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This family friendly program highlights Spirituals through compelling DVD footage of the little known ring shout “dance,” community singing, and the character of Sojourner Truth as a storyteller; providing important knowledge about the origins of Spirituals and ways in which they were used by the slave community. 

Program participants:
Sam Edwards : Speaker / Coordinator
Bisola Marignay as Sojourner Truth
Angela Thomas and Rener Price:  Song Leaders

These cultural events are free and open to the public. Share your own thoughts on race at Race in the Public Eye.

Upcoming Classes

Beginning African-Haitian Dance
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:00 pm
Mission Bay, Mission Bay General Floor Area
Ballroom Dance
Friday, August 18, 2017, 4:00 pm
Ingleside, Ingleside Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

My Art Makes My Life Matter
Through Thursday, August 10, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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