Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
In celebration of Black History Month, join us at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. as Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle presents a survey through musical performances how Black women have used music as a means documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America since slavery. The freedom or protest song will be examined in multiple historical contexts from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement to the proliferation of the Black Power Movement in the 1970s.
Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle, is a musician, singer, arranger and scholar. Her scholarship, which concentrates on the contributions of African Americans to American classical and popular music, has been included in a number of journals, encyclopedias and anthologies. Her book, Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams is the most recent full-length biography on the jazz pianist. For the past three years she has served as one of the scholars who is developing the music exhibits at the National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC (slated to open this year). Dr. Kernodle is currently Professor of Musicology at Miami University where she teaches in the areas of African American music, American music and gender studies in music.