Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement at the White House (Video)

The President and the First Lady host a night of music that inspired and reflected the Civil Rights Movement. Performers include Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir, and The Freedom Singers.

The full concert is on television, tonight, check your local listing here or watch online at 8:00 EST

Clips below:

Yolanda Adams:

Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson:

Joan Baez:

Music that Inspired the Movement Workshop:

High school students from across the country participate in a workshop to learn about how music influenced the Civil Rights Movement. A number of entertainers participate, including John Legend, Smokey Robinson, John Mellencamp, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon.

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