A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

[Ed. Note: This event was moved to today due to tomorrow’s weather forecast]

Today marks the beginning of the 2010 White House music series with “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” - a concert celebrating Black History month.

At 3pm EST today, the White House will host a "Music that Inspired the Movement" workshop for high school students from across the country. Robert Santelli, the executive director of The GRAMMY Museum, and Smokey Robinson, the legendary Motown singer, will facilitate the workshop with performances by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, one of the original Freedom Singers in the 1960s who traveled around the country carrying stories in song of local Civil Rights Movement campaigns to national audiences.

Tonight the President and First Lady will host the "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" concert, featuring songs from the Civil Rights Movement as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings with participants including Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and more.

Watch both events live right here on WhiteHouse.gov:

Music that Inspired the Movement Student Workshop
3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. EST

In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement
8:00 p.m. EST

Related Topics: Civil Rights
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