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Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative
Thursday, June 7

6-6:15PM: Pre-Performance Talk
6:15-7:15PM: Concert Presentation

Third in a series of three performances
Boston Public Library West End Branch
Free and open to the public
Boston Public LibraryBLO and Castle of our Skins join forces to showcase the lives and stories of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Robeson through the music of opera. Paired with spoken word, art song, spirituals and history, their lives — and those of other legendary liberators — take center stage.
Featuring the music of composers such as Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore.

NEW: Pre-performance Talk added!
L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation for the Museum of African American History, will kick off the event with a 15-minute pre-performance talk on June 7, followed immediately by the concert presentation.

About Castle of our Skins: Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present.