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Events for Tuesday February 16, 2021

Black History Month Tribute to Frank Johnson's Music

Tuesday February 16, 2021
12:00 PM

Colonialism and its legacies including slavery were a part of the lives of several generations of the Stockton family at Morven. For Black History month, Independent scholar John Burkhalter and pianist Sheldon Eldridge explore the link between Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866) the “Commodore”, and the free black composer Francis “Frank” Johnson.

Johnson (1792-1844) now considered one of America’s most prominent musicians during the Federal period, was the first African American to publish sheet music, to perform an integrated concert , and the first musician in America to tour with his band in Europe.

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