5/15/2017

Enjoy Voices of Freedom Festival in Downtown Topeka

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Contact: (785) 670-1711

Patrick Early, Washburn University, patrick.early@washburn.edu
 

Voices of Freedom Festival celebrates 63rd anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education supreme court decision

Join in with Voices of Freedom in celebration of the 63rd anniversary (May 17, 1954) of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ended "separate but equal" in public schools and led to the desegregation of America.

A music festival with spoken word performance art, oral histories and more, Voices of Freedom begins at 2 p.m., Staurday, May 20, on Kansas Avenue in Downtown Topeka with folk, blues, gospel and rock, interspersed with poetry and other readings. 

Headliner for the Voices of Freedom Festival is Kelley Hunt, a native of Kansas City and an acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician. Other performers include Isaac Cates, a Kansas City Native, Maria the Mexican, who has many Topeka ties, and Injunuity, from Oklahoma.

Line up:
2 p.m. Mayor’s opening message
2:15 p.m. INJUNUITY
3:15 p.m. Recorded remembrances from the decision era
3:30 p.m. MARIA THE MEXICAN
4:30 p.m. Recorded remembrances about Brown v. Board of Education
4:45 p.m. ISAAC CATES AND ORDAINED
5:45 p.m. Mini Poetry Slam
6 p.m. KELLEY HUNT

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the music.

This event is presented by Brown Foundation For Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences, Washburn University School of Law and many others.


Event listing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/444827372531524/


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