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Lives Bound Together Opening & Annual Slave Memorial Commemoration Ceremony

117 views October 19, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016 Prelude: Reading of Names by Nikki Giovanni Youth Writers & Chorus Performance [2 selections] by Virginia State University Choir Welcome from Mount Vernon, and Introduction of Color Guard and National Anthem by Barbara Lucas Color Guard; National Anthem Performed by Jessica Lynn Introduction of Invocation by Barbara Lucas Invocation by T. Dell Walters Lift Every Voice and Sing by All & Chorus Performance [1 selection] by The Intermezzo Choir Ministry of Philadelphia Welcome from Black Women United For Action, Bestowal of Nikki Giovanni Youth Writer Awards, Acknowledgement of Musical Groups, and Introduction of African Drumming Performance by Sheila Coates & T. Dell Walters African Drumming & Dance Performance [2 selections] by Taratibu Youth Association Drummers Brief Archaeology Overview by Joe Downer, and Exhibition Presentation by Susan Schoelwer Chorus Performance [2 selections] by Howard University Choir Introduction of Keynote by Curt Viebranz Keynote Address by Annette Gordon-Reed Chorus Performance [2 selections] by The Heritage Fellowship Church Combined Choir
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