DWU to host African American music presentation
During Black History Month, Dakota Wesleyan University in partnership with the South Dakota Humanities Council will present "Lift Every Voice and Sing!"
The lecture will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Wagner Chapel at DWU in Mitchell. The event is free and open to the public.
Joyce Jefferson and Jerry Wilske have researched the history of African American religious music from the time it was brought to the Americas to today. During the presentation, they will explain the results of their research and conclude with the song brothers James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson wrote in 1900, "Lift Every Voice and Sing!"