The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues in July with "How We Got Over: Singing Praises of Struggles from Cradle to Grave," Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.
Discover the spirituals, hymns, work songs and African American folk stories that sustained generations prior to the establishment of many African American churches. Lawrence "Life" Dean, a Marine Corps veteran and motivational speaker, will lead this musical performance of those early spiritual songs with the help of youth performers.
The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series offers a free, new program on the third Thursday of each month. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall and are free, thanks to a generous donation from the Harold H. Bate Foundation. Special hearing devices are available if requests are made 48 hours in advance of the performance.