Roll It Along Thro’ the Nation: From Slave to Citizen
Lecture by Michael Lasser
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6-8PM, Free for RAM members • $5 for non-members
Raised in New Jersey, Michael Lasser is a distinguished lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic and teacher who presents at museums, universities and libraries nationwide.
This lecture traces the portrayal of African-Americans in songs from the time of Abolition and the Minstrel Shows to the return of African-Americans to Broadway in Eubie Blake and Moble Sissle’s Shuffle Along in 1921. Join us for an insightful look at this period in American history.