Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Excerpt from 'Frederick Douglas' by Ulysses S. Kay, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7 PM, The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York City

Ulysses Simpson Kay (1917-1995)African American Composer, Conductor and Professor, is profiled at, which features a Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,
Sergio A. Mims of WHPK-FM Chicago sends this release:

EVENT: From Emancipation to the Great Migration
VENUE: The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick Street)
Commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation's 150th anniversary through conversation and performance. Moderated by award-winning writer Carl Hancock Rux.

From Emancipation to the Great Migration takes a look at the Emancipation Proclamation within the unsettled, turbulent contexts of the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow Era and the Great Migration. Panelists include Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration); Dr. Khalil Muhammad (Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture); and Jim Downs (Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction)

The event will also feature a performance by, and discussion with, internationally-renowned singer Kevin Maynor. He'll perform an excerpt from Ulysses Kay’s final opera "Frederick Douglass" and a noted actor reading from The Warmth of Other Suns, in partnership with Selected Shorts on WNYC 93.9FM.

From Emancipation to the Great Migration will also air as a special in February 2013 on WNYC 93.9FM.

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