ROOTS: Slavery’s Unchained Melodies

Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm
Historic Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Avenue

Dr. Will Kesling and the Gainesville Master Chorale will retell the four-century history of Black Spirituals through a lecture and the singing of this powerful music. The singing and creation of Spirituals have been ongoing for at least four centuries in the United States and are born of a culture as they sprang up in the oral tradition of an enslaved people kept illiterate by the force of law. For more about the chorale visit:

Free and open to the public.