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Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

  • Deering Community Church 763 Deering Center Road Deering, NH, 03244 United States (map)

Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton in this New Hampshire Humanities program, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history and performing rousing anthems, heartfelt ballads, and humorous ditties sung during anti-slavery and early women's rights struggles. In the 1840s and 1850s the Hutchinson Family Singers strongly influenced the opinions of the era with their popular songs promoting healthy living and social justice-most prominently the abolition of slavery. Participants are encouraged to join in the singing on several choruses or read a poem or political diatribe of the time.

Sponsored by: New Hampshire Humanities

Cost and/or registration requirements: Free and open to the public

Phone number for more information: (603) 529-7764