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  • The Social Life of Music in Black History

    • Times: From: 09:30 PM to 11:30 PM
    • From: February 17, 2018 to February 17, 2018
    • Admission: Free and open to the public
    • Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center
    • Address: 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

    Please join us for the 38th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, “The Space Between the Notes: The Social Life of Music in Black History.” The thirty-eighth entry in the series weaves together the academic and the artistic to explore the social roles of music in black history. Speakers and performers will delve into the history and current state of music in the black diaspora from a variety of angles. At a time when artistic production is so closely interwoven with Newark’s continued development, we seek to draw lessons from music’s history of helping imagine and create a more inclusive and just city, nation, and world. Together, the featured speakers and performers will offer a profound demonstration of music’s power to forge community, provide refuge in troubled times, and move us toward better futures.