‘From Bre’r Rabbit to the Blues’ Features Stories and Songs of Resistance, Reconstruction and Revolution

NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 18, 2018

Tryon Palace will hold a performance featuring folklore, music, songs and dance to recreate the day-to-day resistance of African Americans from the Civil War to the Post Reconstruction years of American History at this month’s African American Lecture Series.

“From Bre’r Rabbit to the Blues: Stories and Songs of Resistance, Reconstruction and Revolution” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Through this performance, Corey and LaQuita Marie Staten of Atumpan Edutainment, Inc. will educate the audience on how African American soldiers fought on the battlefields while their families and friends continued to rebel on the Homefront. This interactive journey through history will have audiences out of their seats as they join Atumpan in singing, dancing and playing world music instruments to recreate the birth of Blues and coded lyrics of work songs from the Civil War slave quarters and Post Reconstruction prison chain gangs.

This lecture is part of the monthly African American Lecture Series organized by Tryon Palace.