Amplifying Black Voices
Memorials to the Lincoln Myth:
Florence Price & the Emancipation Memorial Statue
Featuring Philip Lima, baritone
In this episode, Boston bariton Philip Lima explores the complexities of the Lincoln Myth for African American Descents of Slavery via two Civil War Memorials, composer Florence Price’s Abraham Lincoln Walked at Midnight and the Emancipation Memorial statue, a copy of which was recently removed from Boston’s Park Square in response to petitions from the communtiy.
Guests will include Florence Price scholars and Michael Driscoll, Music Director of the Andover Choral Society and award-winning editor of this recently discovered work by Price.
Moderated by Coro Allegro Artistic Director David Hodgkins and Executive Director Yoshi Campbell.
This series is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Cultural Council - administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Mayor's Office for Arts and Culture, and an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England and has been awarded the first Choral Arts New England Board grant, "exemplifying advancement of the Board's priorities in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion."