The Power of Partnership
Past Celebrations & Reflections
Launching Virtually
February - May 2021

Upon These Shoulders

Intersection is honored to partner with Fisk University and Choral Arts Link to lead this community celebration to honor the life of Dr. King and the many heroes of the Civil Right Movement. Through music, spoken word and song we recognize that while Dr. King was indeed the face of a great social protest, many people “orchestrated” strategies, meetings, sought resources and the like. And, that these unsung heroes, worthy of celebration, were indeed the wings beneath Dr. King’s wings.


Performances in this series have included the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Jonathan Bailey Holland exploring race, equity and youth; a celebration of the music of Florence Price, and a 10 day residency by composer and performer Hannibal Lokumbe.

Stay tuned for details about the next performance in this series in early 2021.

Advocacy in the Arts and "The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed"

A panel discussion, hosted by Classically Speaking, reflecting on the 2018 Upon These Shoulders performance

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