Testimonies to Justice


Black and white photo of a small group within a peaceful 1960s civil rights protest. The mostly black men are wearing dark suits, hats, and skinny ties. A young black woman in a sleeveless white dress looks in another direction. At front, a young white man looks intently at the camera.

Join us as we explore the theme Testimonies to Justice. The Civil Rights songs of the 1960s helped to shape a movement. What are our songs for today? What words represent and inspire our country at this point in history? Kentucky Opera artists will perform historical songs that have illustrated important moments in history as part of this theme. We will soon invite the community to submit poems, messages, sayings and adages that express their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes toward the civil justice movement today. These submissions will be used to inspire a set of original songs, written by baritone and composer Jorell Williams.

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