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.


If you require accommodations, please contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or (562) 938-4833 (TTY) or If you require sign language interpreting services, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918 at least 7 days prior to the event.