Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History
Location:Visitor center theater
Dates & Times
Type of Event
About 1 hour
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site welcomes Bright Star Touring Theater for a special program entitled, "Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History"
Bright Star Touring Theatre is a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville,
This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black
History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground
Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues,
music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production.
Bright Star’s professional actor/singers take audiences on a musical tour through hundreds of
years of history, sampling songs that spread across centuries and continents, and explaining
the history behind these famous ballads, hymns and musical styles.
Freedom Songs is best appreciated by audiences in grades 3 through adult.