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Gospel Singer Mary Williams to Offer “Aural History Tour” July 17

Gospel singer, historian, and educator Mary D. Williams will perform on July 17 at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. “From Slavery to Civil Rights: An Aural History Tour” will offer a a chance to learn about American history through music, including spirituals, protest songs, and gospel music.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room, following a 5 p.m. reception. The event is free and open to the public.

Williams is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; her B.A. is in American Studies, with concentrations in African American studies and history. She has performed song and narrative at colleges, churches, libraries, and training programs, and has collaborated in teaching with Duke University professor Timothy Tyson, author of Blood Done Sign My Name.

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Event Information

From Slavery To Civil Rights: An Aural History Tour
Presented by Mary D. Williams
Sunday, July 17, 2016
5:00 p.m. Reception | 5:30 p.m. Program
Wilson Special Collections Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

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