Howard Thurman’s Deep River and the Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death
A free and open to the public evening of music and narration with Jimmie Abbington
Monday, July 10, 2023 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM (EDT)
Calvin Theological Seminary Chapel
3233 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The American author, philosopher, theologian, and social, human, and civil rights leader Howard Washington Thurman is well known for speaking and writing on a variety of subjects, including his reflections on Negro spirituals. In this presentation combining narration, musical solos, and audience participation, Dr. James Abbington will bring Howard Thurman’s work to life using Thurman’s book Deep River and the Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death to explore the role of protest and resistance in spirituals and show how these songs were a source of spiritual vitality in Thurman's life. Join us for this unique night of spoken word and song!
This event is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed.