Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Go Down Moses: How the Civil War North Heard African American Music

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Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Civil War brought many northern whites into contact with enslaved African Americans for the first time. For many of those northerners, one of the most startling aspects of that interaction was hearing actual African American songs.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
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