Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Astronaut's Window Free Concert at Free Library in Philadelphia 6-18-18 at 7 PM

Cynthia Cozette Lee & Hazel Ann Lee

Cynthia Cozette Lee writes:

The Astronaut’s Window, is a new stirring concert tribute to Black American Scientists and Politicians featuring the powerful original songs and poetry of the award-winning Cynthia Cozette Lee and Hazel Ann Lee sister songwriting team. Join us as we commemorate Juneteenth Day by honoring great Black Scientists and Politicians on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Parkway Central Free Library branch located on 1901 Vine Street in Philadelphia. Admission is free and open to the public. The distinguished lives of President Barack Obama, Astronaut Guion Bluford, Jr., Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, Katherine Johnson and others will be honored through exhilarating opera music and inspiring poetry composed by the versatile talented songwriting Lee sisters. Join us to hear and see the highly esteemed United States Colored Troop re-enactors from the 3rd Regiment conduct a Question and Answer session at the end of this unique program. In addition, learn about 7 Ways to Honor Black Scientists and Politicians. The Free Library Central Parkway Branch Music Department and Literature Department are co-sponsoring this entertaining historic event celebrating Juneteenth Day. The origins of Juneteenth Day began in 1865 where the end of slavery was finally enforced in Texas occurring two years after the 1863 release of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. People of all ages will enjoy this cultural program.

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