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Black in America: Songs of Freedom and Protest


Black in America: Songs of Protest and Freedom
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202



The Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists (GCABJ), in collaboration with other local Cincinnati organizations, will be debuting Black in America: Songs of Freedom and Protest. Launching during Cincinnati Music Festival weekend, this community event will take place on July 29 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

This event will consist of an in-depth, interactive panel discussion that will touch on topics and issues within the African-American community, such as economics, health care, police & community relations and education. These topics will be paired with news headlines and protest music from various time periods within African American history. A photo exhibit and declaration wall will also be made available during and after the discussion to encourage the engagement of event attendees.

Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi, the panel will feature Sen. Nina Turner, Wendell Young, Rep. Alicia Reece, Sedrick Denson, Dr. Treva Lindsey, and Iris Roley.

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm