Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals Presented by Dr. Eileen Guenther
Join with us as Dr. Eileen Guenther discusses her acclaimed book, “In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals,” which weaves a succinct history of slavery in America into the role of singing and religion in the lives of the enslaved.
Dr. Guenther currently serves as Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary and Lecturer in Music at The George Washington University. Prior to that, she served as Minister of Music and Liturgy at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., followed by three terms as president of the American Guild of Organists.
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7 p.m.
The Power of Spirituals
Lecture & Discussion
Featuring Soloist, Michael Forest
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Code Songs and the Underground Railroad
Reserve your spot today. RSVP by Wednesday, October 16 at www.thevillageatorchardridge.org/lectureseries