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Voices for Freedom: The Hyers Sisters' Legacy

In the perilous 1870's and 80's, when night riders and lynching terrorized African Americans and black-face minstrels ridiculed them across the land, The Hyers Sisters (African American touring-opera prodigies) stood up against this ridicule and oppressive imaging with unique musical works and thus became Voices for Freedom. These works changed minds and hearts for 20 years while bringing the first black leading players to the mainstream stage, integrating casting for the first time, and creating...
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  • program length: 30 minutes

Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 pm on 12.2


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