Tryon Palace to Host Musical Lecture on African American Great Migration

Tami Tyree
New Bern

Tami Tyree will explore the African American "Great Migration" of the mid-20th century during the Tryon Palace's African American Lecture Series. This free program will be held Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m., in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

The period between 1940 and 1970 in African-American history describes the mass exodus of African Americans from the South into northern urban centers. Called "The Great Migration," African American newcomers to northern and Midwestern cities were guided by their ancestors from the time of slavery.

Tyree's musical lecture will dissect African Americans' love-hate relationship with Southern heritage while weaving songs from the big cities and the Deep South in her unique jazz style.

The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series offers a free, new program on the third Thursday of each month. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall and are free, thanks to a generous donation from the Harold H. Bate Foundation. Special hearing devices are available if needed. Contact Tryon Palace 48 hours in advance of the performance to make arrangements.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.

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