Hutchinson Family Singers

Black History Month Special
11:34 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Let Freedom Sing: Music of the Abolitionists (2/22- 9am)

Hutchinson Family Singers (1845; unknown artist; from the Metropolitan Museum, New York)

Hosted by Noah Adams, this program chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities, and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. Listen live on WEMU Friday, February 22 at 9am for special Black History Month coverage on WEMU.

“Any good crusade requires singing,” reformers like to say, and in the 19th Century, no cause was more righteous than in the decades-long crusade to abolish slavery."

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