Ray of Hope: The Music & Stories Of 19th Century African Americans and Abolitionists, starring Alika Hope and Ray Morant, will be performed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.vat Mansfield University’s Alumni Hall, Room 307. The performance is free and open to the public.
In this interactive concert, Hope and Morant use live music and primary source readings to entertain and educate their audience about slavery in 19th century America.
Stories and songs about people like Prudence Crandall, William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, George Lewis Ruffin, and Mary Eliza Mahoney are told. Connections to contemporary discourse on rights and responsibilities are made.
Blacks and whites in 19th century New England often worked together to achieve the goals of freedom and equality. From Boston to Albany, Hartford to Manchester, the stories and songs will be celebrated in this diversity program.
Ray of Hope is sponsored by the Social Equity and Multicultural Affairs Office and the Student Activities Office. It is supported by student activity fees.