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Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement – Virtual Event

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Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm

Join flutist and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq for a combined lecture and music performance entitled Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. It begins with a flute prelude performed by Galen. Followed by a 60minutes PowerPoint presentation chronicling the music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz,and their struggles. In addition, it illustrates how jazz became an advocacy for the Civil Rights Movement, with proceeds from jazz concerts used to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963. Lecture is infused with music demonstrations. Attendees will be given an opportunity to test their knowledge of the subject via a trivia/quiz.

An educator, arranger, composer, and director, Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music and earned a master’s degree in education from Rutgers University. For more than 30 years, he has performed and spoken to college and university students across the country.

This program is a collaboration of Haverhill Public Library, Memorial Hall Library in Andover, and Flint Memorial Library in North Reading, Libraries Working Towards Social Justice. Part of HPL’s Black History Month Series.

Registration available through Memorial Hall Library, who will host the Zoom webinar. Click on the button above to register. You will receive a link via email.

Questions? Conatact Brendan Kieran at  978-373-1586 x 608 or at