The DePauw University English Department invites you to participate in the Cultural Legacies of the Great Migration Symposium. A live online concert will feature the incomparable songster Hubert “Hubby” Jenkins. Hubby Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn who traces his musical roots back to the southern old-time string band music that traditionally melded elements of country blues, ragtime, early jazz, gospel and dance tunes played on fiddle and banjo. Hubby’s performances on instruments such as five-string banjo, guitar and bones lead audiences through the travels, troubles and triumphs of African Americans who sought to overcome oppressive conditions in the South by migrating where they hoped there might be better opportunities in the more northern and western states of the union.
This event is sponsored in conjunction with the Performing Arts Series and is featured as part of the Greencastle Virtual Music Festival hosted on Wednesday nights by Greencastle cellist and DePauw Professor Emeritus Eric Edberg.
Hubby’s concert is the first event of the DePauw English Department’s Cultural Legacies of the Great Migration Symposium at which author/scholars A’Lelia Bundles, Bruce Conforth, and DePauw’s own Deborah Douglas will present perspectives on the exodus of African Americans from the South to the North during much of the twentieth century.
Attend the virtual concert here: http://gvmf.live
For further information, please contact Dr. Tamara Stasik, Symposium Project Director 812-320-0671, Tamarastasik@depauw.edu
This program received support from an Indiana Humanities INcommon Grant.