Dr. Tammy Kernodle, professor of musicology and pianist/vocalist will take you on a musical tour of black women musicians who used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. Several freedom and protest songs will be experienced through live performance and storytelling of the various historical contexts that range from slavery, to the Civil Rights Movements, to the proliferation of the Black Power movement in the 1970s.
For her performance, Kernodle will sing the songs of Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples and Roberta Flack. Several freedom and protest songs will be experienced through live performance and stories.
This event is sponsored by the Pruit Memorial Symposium Endowment Fund; American Studies; Communication Studies; Department of History; Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media; Black Gospel Music Restoration Project; College of Arts and Sciences; School of Music; and Truett Theological Seminary.