Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Soul of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Tribute to the Black Church

A program of gospel music, poetry, and oratory will be presented, featuring artists from UMass Amherst, St. John’s Congregational Church, and the Springfield community on February 26, 3 p.m., at the St. John’s Congregational Church, 643 Union St., Springfield.

The program w
ill include St. John’s Congregational Church Choir, Progressive Community Baptist Choir, and others, in addition to readings and multimedia presentations.

In 2011, the Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst entered into a collaborative partnership with St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. The partnership links the Church to UMass Amherst’s educational and cultural resources while building awareness of the Du Bois Center.

Each year, the Church and the Du Bois Center co-produce a tribute event featuring gospel, poetry, and oratory in the Du Boisian tradition, performed by multiple choirs and UMass Amherst students and faculty. 

For more information, contact Brooks Fitch, 413-545-6483,  

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