Breaking Chains: Voices from Slavery to Civil Rights

Sep 10 - Nov 30

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL

Breaking Chains: Voices from Slavery to Civil Rights

Sep 10 - Nov 30

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL


PHOTO BY BEN SHAHN
Seating: Reserved

This exhibition draws from the Madison Art Collection and James Madison’s Montpelier, and includes prints, cultural objects, and artefacts documenting the African-American experience from the West African slave trade to the height of the American civil rights era. Featuring the voices of those who suffered under slavery and fought for equality, Breaking Chains brings focus to difficult aspects of our nation’s history while celebrating the diversity of the American experience. 


Seating: Reserved
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HIGHLIGHTS


  • Belgium-based vocal group Vox Luminis will perform J.S. Bach's motets in a "heart-meltingly beautiful performance."



  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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