Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History

Published on February 02, 2024

two people singing in front of a city backdrop

Children ages 5 and up can celebrate Black History Month with "Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History" at the Morris County Library on Thursday, February 15th from 4:00pm to 4:45pm. Meet incredible Americans like Scott Joplin, Billie Holiday, Little Richard and more in a tale that is sure to intrigue audiences!

This program provides a rich exploration of the Black experience in America through song. This musical program provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production. This program is presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

This program is intended for children ages 5 and up. Registration is required for ALL family members attending (children and adults). Please note children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

To learn more or to register contact the Children's Department at 973-285-6980 or by email at

This program is sponsored by the Morris County Library Foundation.



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