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Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs
Start Date/Time: Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:00 PM
End Date/Time: Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Location: Main Library

Popular songs are a wonderful window for looking into social movements of America's past, as shown by singer/actress Deborah Anne Goss in her program Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs. Join the Manchester City Library on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 PM for a virtual performance!

Presented as part of New Hampshire's "Humanities-To-Go" programming, Deborah performs as New Hampshire-born abolitionist, suffragist, and singer Abby Hutchinson, who became famous singing anti-slavery songs with her brothers as "˜The Hutchinson Family Singers' during the 1840's. There is a direct connection between the abolition movement and the campaign for woman suffrage, as the stories and songs in this lively program illustrate. There may be opportunities for audience participation, and words for some of the song choruses are provided.

A native of Vermont, Deborah has lived, sung, acted, and taught in the Boston area for many years. Since 2002 she's developed and performed solo programs of American history in word and song. As one-half of the now-retired singing duo "˜The Proper Ladies', she and Anabel Graetz performed their programs of Victorian Era popular songs throughout New England and on both coasts from 1994 to 2020. Deb also sings with New Hampshire performers Steve Blunt and Marek Bennett as "˜The Hutchinson Heritage Singers'.

For questions, call Sue at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email sharmon@manchesternh.gov

Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86257193629?pwd=TVpqQXpxZkNOT1cydS9nRk03bUlGZz09

Meeting ID: 862 5719 3629

Password: 204485

Call-in Number: 929-205-6099