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Music: The Voice For The Oppressed

King Arts Complex
Event organized by King Arts Complex

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Throughout our history, social movements have
relied on music as a way to share their stories
and to unite their members. Music has shown the
plight of the oppressed as well as the depth of
their resistance.
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., provides a compelling
opportunity to present the ways the battle for
racial justice has been fought.
The Ohio State University College of Social
Work, in collaboration with the King Arts
Complex, invites you to join us in honoring the
memory of Dr. King. With musical help from
the Sutton Entertainment Group, a Central
Ohio live entertainment and event planning
agency, we will show how music inspired and
informed movements for racial justice across
five eras in American history. You will also see
how the common themes of white supremacy,
oppression, sanctioned violence against African
Americans and resistance impacted these five
historical periods.