April 4, 2018 marked exactly 50 years since we lost Dr. King. In recognition of Dr. King’s life and legacy, the Addie Wyatt Center held a concert to unite people in the continuing quest for social justice. With more than 200 in attendance at the beautiful Promontory, Songs of the Chicago Freedom Movement & beyond featured the music of the legendary Gene (Daddy G) Barge, with a band put together just for the event, as well as movement music from Mavis Staples, Curtis Mayfield, Mahalia Jackson and others whose songs helped to fuel the Chicago campaign and keep morale high.
The concert also featured talented young adult musicians who presented their interpretations of this music for today’s social justice work as winners of a pre-event competition held on Friday, March 9th at Hartzell United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Drive.
“The Addie Wyatt Center works to teach nonviolence and leadership skills to a new generation of young people. Together all of our efforts comprise the building of the Beloved Community, a nation at peace with itself, that respects the worth and dignity of each and every human being… Support the outstanding work of the Addie Wyatt Center!”
– Cong. John Lewis
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