White House To Host Civil Rights Movement Concert With Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and More

Since this evening was the State of the Union, I thought it would be nice to pass along some news I found from the Chicago Sun-Times.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Obamas will host “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” on Wednesday, February 10th.  Performers will include Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir and others.  Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah will serve as emcees for the show.  In addition to featuring songs from the Civil Rights Movement, readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings will also be included during the concert.

The concert will be televised on February 11th at 8:00 p.m. ET on public broadcasting stations nationwide.

Furthermore, Mrs. Obama will host “Music that Inspired the Movement,” a workshop that several of the event’s performers will lead for 120 high school students from across the country on Wednesday, February 10th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET.

For the full story, please visit the Sun-Times website.

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