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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Charlie King & Candace Cassin Music in Social Justice event

WHAT: Charlie King & Candace Cassin "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round"
WHEN: May 22, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton, MA

Free & Open to the Public 

Forbes Library presents the third in a series of workshop-performances about the role of music in social justice.

"Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn me ‘Round" offers a history of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans from 1955 to 1967, highlighting activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker.

Charlie King & Candace Cassin recreate these dramatic events using historic narrative, original music and over 230 PowerPoint images. It is a dramatic performance half a century old and as compelling as this morning’s headlines.

Charlie King is a musical storyteller, labor historian and political satirist. Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” Candace Cassin is a social service provider, spiritual director and teacher of Buddhist practice. They are married and live in Shelburne Falls MA.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 

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