Music of the 1963 March on Washington

On August 28, 1963 more than 200,000 Americans marched through the streets of Washington, DC for jobs and freedom. In honor of that March and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, vocalist, composer, and educator, Rochelle Rice will present songs of social justice and the Civil Rights Movement. In an engaging and interactive “Informance,” Ms. Rice will take listeners on a journey through the causes, key figures, and the empowering music of one of the most transformative eras of American history.

Robyn Newhouse Hall
Community Music School of Springfield
127 State St, Springfield, MA 01103

“Rochelle Rice’s ability to weave song, history, and social justice into her performance, along with her amazing voice and compelling presence greatly enhance programming at the National Museum of African History and Culture.” ~ Mychalene Giampoali, Education Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture

On Friday Aug 10 at 6pm at Robyn Newhouse Hall, Ms. Rice will present an interactive educational performance for all ages entitled “And We Shall March: Music of the 1963 March on Washington”, exploring the social justice causes, key figures, and the empowering music of the historic march and their relationship to contemporary issues. Ms. Rice previously performed this educational performance at the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of “A Day in the Life of A People” Celebration. The event is free and open to the public.