Black History Month: An Evening with Folksinger Charlie King:
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn me ‘Round
January 31, Friday at 7 p.m.
From the hidden communication between slaves to the songs fueling movements for economic justice, music has served as a tool to educate, unite and inspire. This performance piece examines the 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. It combines first person historical narrative with over a dozen songs and more than 200 images from the Civil Rights Struggle. Charlie King is a musical storyteller who sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.