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Gresham College: Lecture on a choir of ex-slaves raising funds to build their University

  • Age:

    Secondary16-19
  • Sectors:

    Cross-sector
  • Type:

    Video
Freedom Song: The Fisk Jubilee Singers' Story

Watch this 50 minute lecture with a musical twist from Gresham College about how a choir of ex-slaves raising funds to build their University, toured America from 1871, suffering discrimination and hardship along the way. They came to England, were treated with respect and sang to Queen Victoria and Gladstone. This lecture tells the tale of the singers whose courage and enterprise brought them to the world.