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Film, sing-along marks black history month

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—The music and songs that inspired the U.S. Civil Rights Movement is the subject of a documentary and sing-along Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at Hood College.

The event marks the College's celebration of black history month and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Let Freedom Sing, narrated by Emmy- and Oscar-award winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., is a history of the music that not only influenced African Americans’ struggle for equality but also served as a powerful motivational force during the Civil Rights Movement. Interviews with musicians and former freedom riders are interspersed with original footage of protests, providing first-hand accounts of what the music meant to those involved with these events.

For more information, contact Kiran Chadda, director of multicultural affairs and international student programs, at kchadda@hood.edu.