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New Songs of the Open Road
By Homer Jackson and UPenn Libraries

Walk meets at Joseph E Coleman Library and ends at Cliveden.

Interdisciplinary artist Homer Jackson will draw on the history of civil rights protests and freedom songs, as well as Whitman's "Song of the Open Road" and select Langston Hughes poems, to organize four walks in diverse neighborhoods around Philadelphia. These neighborhoods will range from Strawberry Mansion in North Philadelphia and Germantown in the Northwest to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Whitman Plaza in South Philadelphia, the latter the site of ongoing racial tension and demonstrations related to a housing project proposed in the 1960s and finally built in 1982. The walks will be accompanied by original musical compositions and led by a gospel choir.

Meet at Joseph E Coleman Northwest Regional Library, 68 W Chelten Ave., Philadelphia

Additional walks held on May 18June 22, and July 6 at various locations.

Date and Time
Saturday, June 8, 2019
3:00PM (EST5EDT - Eastern Time)

Joseph E Coleman NW Regional Library at 68 West Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States