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Musical program to honor Martin Luther King

Published 4:25 pm, Thursday, January 23, 2014
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A music program celebrating African-American spirituals and their historical significance will be presented Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. "Music on the Road to Freedom" will be sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston at the Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road in Weston.

The program tells the story of slavery from its beginning to emancipation through narrative and song. The Rev. Dr. Bernard Wilson, senior minister of Norfield Congregational Church, a descendent of slaves, will narrate. His story, reflected in the spirituals to be sung by the Norfield Choir and guest singers, depicts the slaves' struggle for survival and determination to prevail in their journey to emancipation. The program will include many familiar and beloved spirituals conducted by Ellen Dickinson, the church's musical director.

The program is free. A reception will follow. There will be a goodwill collection to benefit the Warm Up Funds in Westport and Weston and the ABC, A Better Chance, program. Contact Carol Hamilton at chhamilton@optonline.net for more information.