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Kathleen Battle exploring the Underground Railroad at the Schomburg by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

Grammy Award winning opera soprano Kathleen Battle in conversation exploring the Underground Railroad at the Schomburg center, Harlem, New York, October 20, 2016.

Update October 19th: This Schomburg event has been cancelled.

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Kathleen Battle is world renowned for her pristine operatic soprano, and has performed Baroque-era compositions to contemporary works. In November, Battle will return to The Metropolitan Opera after 20 years to perform “Kathleen Battle: Spirituals From The Underground Railroad.” Join us for an evening exploring of the Underground Railroad and the language conveyed in spirituals of a people determined to get and remain free. Battle will be in conversation with host Terrance McKnight (WQXR),  Peter Gelb (President of The Metropolitan Opera), Rev. Dr. James Cone (Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary), and ethnomusicologist Aja Burrell Woods.

 Beyond The Underground Railroad

The New Yorker, A Critic At Large, August 22, 2016 Issue, THE PERILOUS LURE OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Hardly anyone used it, but it provides us with moral comfort—and white heroes by Kathryn Schulz:


Schomburg NYPL Digital Collection.

For more on the most-traveled runaway routes and on black abolitionists:
Matthew J. Clavin. Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers
Jesus F. De la Tera, ed. Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance
Sylviane A. Diouf. Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons
John Hope Franklin & Loren Schweninger. Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation
Jane Landers. Black Society in Spanish Florida
Tiya Miles & Sharon P. Holland, eds. Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds
Kevin Mulroy. The Seminole Freedmen: A History
Manisha Sinha. The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
Christina Snyder. Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America

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