Black Music, the Soundtrack of Humanity

This June 19 online event celebrates Black music in a Juneteenth tribute.

COLUMBUS -- The public is invited to join the Ohio History Connection in an online event Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. in commemoration of Juneteenth.

The Columbus-based organization will explore Black music with two renowned performers and educators. Dr. Ted McDaniel and Dr. Mark Lomax II will discuss Black music as a continuum and reflect on spirituals and blues as they relate to the foundation of global music.

In addition they will talk about music as a symbol of resistance during the late 1800s and beyond. Dr. Lomax will share selections from his collection, 400: An Afrikan Epic that directly relate to Juneteenth.

This event will be co-hosted by National Afro–American Museum & Cultural Center.

Learn more about the history and significance of Juneteenth in a blog post written by Jerolyn Barbee and Derek Pridemore of the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center. Read the blog here.

Advance registration required -- $20/Participant, $5/Ohio History Connection member, Free/Ohio History Connection premium member.

Special thanks to event sponors, Kenwel Printers and Lifeline of Ohio.

To participate, log in here.

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