Building on a Dream: History of the African American Spirituals


Join Calvin Earl to experience the legendary story of how the enslaved Africans in America created a piece of original music known today as African American Spirituals that enabled them to secretly communicate routes on the Underground Railroad. You will gain a better understanding of how the enslaved used music to teach their young, record their history and heal their pain.


Please note for Accommodations: At least 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, 5 business days prior to the event, please contact HR Analyst: Jaymee Hunt 562-938-4547 | or Sonia Leticia VĂ©lez 562.938.4323 | *requests are based on provider availability*