On Juneteenth, we will be hosting A Poetry of Peace: The Gospel According to Langston Hughes. This performance, conceived and performed by Rev Jackie Hawkins with music by Robert Hartley and Kelly Potter-Schell, is a seamless movement of poetry and music that cajoles, lifts, and transforms the human spirit!
About Juneteenth: Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19th that honors the day in 1865 that Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation & freed all remaining slaves in Texas.
About Langston Hughes: Langston Hughes was known to be one of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry. He was a prolific poet, novelist, social activist, and playwright. As an African American born in Joplin, MO, on February 1, 1902, he spent his early years in Lawrence, KS. He died May 22, 1967 in New York City.
Prior to the showing of The Gospel According to Langston Hughes, we will have a southern dinner fundraiser in Friendship Hall, beginning at 6 PM.
Advance tickets are $10/each (children 10 and under eat free)
$12 at the door
All proceeds to support our service trip to Enugu.
Any questions, please contact the office at [email protected]