To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, folksinger, Chris Vallillo joins us for this special performance.The Civil Rights Movement has been described as one of the greatest singing movements that this country has experienced. From "We Shall Overcome" to "This Little Light of Mine," music played a vital role in that historic struggle as both an inspirational rallying point and a means of spreading the message of equality and justice.
The Arlington Heights Historical Museum will host this free performance. Which will include pivotal selections from the music that inspired and sustained this landmark movement. Intermixed with the music, Vallillo presents first-hand accounts of the historic struggle and discusses the impact of music upon one of our nation's most important social causes.
For more information, please call 847.255.1225 or visit 110 W. Fremont St. Arlington Heights, IL 60004
The event is being produced in part by Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations state-wide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities. A roster of speakers, hailing from 20 different towns and cities across Illinois, present topics in history, culture, literature, music, politics, law, science, and many more.