This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show we are rebroadcasting our Underground Railroad Episode featuring songs like “Freedom Train,” “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” Wade in the Water,” and many other great songs. We’re also featuring resources to assist educators and families wanting to learn more about the Underground Railroad in American history….
Families can learn about African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, Sojourner Truth’s, important role in American history (as well as local history) and the details of her life in Florence by utilizing the many resources offered by the Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee, including a walking tours, curriculum, self guided tour & downloadable map…
Underground Railroad Quiz Listen to the HFVS Podcast Before Taking Lloyd Miller from the Deedle Deedle Dees writes: Our friends at the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS) put together a special program all about the Underground Railroad. Our songs “Underground Railroad” and “Henry Box Brown” are on it. So are great versions of traditional songs by Taj Mahal and Bill Harley, a story read by Morgan Freeman and much more. Listen to… Read More
Springfield Museums to Join Public Reading of Frederick Douglass Speech Wednesday, June 30th at Noon The Springfield Museums are participating in a communal reading of Frederick Douglass’s fiery 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” The shared reading will take place at noon on June 30th in Court Square in Springfield and will be followed by a discussion at First Church. On July 5, 1852, Douglass, a… Read More
Listen to Podcast: Hilltown Family Variety Show Underground Railroad Episode Saturday from 9-10am Originally airing on January 23rd, 2010 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST The Deedle Deedle Dees – “Underground Railroad” [Freedom in a Box!] Mountain Heart – “Gospel Train” [Road that Never End] Kim & Reggie Harris – “Harriet Tubman / Steal… Read More