Coffee Hour Lecture: We Shall Not Be Moved - Labor Songs and Virginia

Speakers/Performers: Gregg Kimball, Jackie Frost and Sheryl Warner.

Cost: FREE. Registration strongly recommended.

From the textile mills of Danville to the coal fields of Wise County to the tobacco factories of Richmond, workers have rallied to songs of labor. The songs told of heavy work, unjust conditions, and Union struggles, and were typically performed in the musical styles of their native folk traditions. Historian Gregg Kimball will be joined by singers Jackie Frost and Sheryl Warner performing songs by Virginia musical luminaries such as the Carter Family as well as rank-and-file workers who filled churches, labor halls, and strike lines to protest their working conditions.