A big thank you to the Scholar Program of the Illinois Humanities Council for sponsoring the "Music of the Civil Rights Movement" program with Chris Vallillo that we hosted at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum last Thursday, 10/13, and thanks to all those who showed up for the program and sang along!
Chris led the room in song as he told us the story behind the musical movement that inspired a generation of change. Songs like "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," "This Little Light of Mine," and "Ain't Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around" were all featured next to stories of the Freedom Riders, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Freedom Marches on Washington and Birmingham.
Missed this program? Watch video of this fantastic performance on our Facebook and Instagram pages and save the date to see Jimmy Keane's "Irish Labor and Irish Music in Chicago" on Saturday, November 12th at 7pm.