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Black History Month: Frederick and Harriet Loudin presentation
Start Date: 2/14/2013Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 2/14/2013End Time: 4:30 PM
Event Description
Ravenna native Frederick Loudin (1836-1904) was recruited into the already famous Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1874, “quickly [becoming] one of the . . . most important soloists. Throughout his career Loudin used the jubilee platform to make public statements on the issue of civil rights. He was, in retrospect, the most politically outspoken black entertainer of the nineteenth century. . .” Loudin became director of the Singers, taking them on a six-year world tour. Professor Christina McVay of Kent State University's  Department of Pan-African Studies is also working on the 1878 diary of Loudin’s wife Harriet, as well as several of their letters from the world tour. Since 1999, McVay has been researching this couple, both of whom were outspoken advocates of racial equality.  The Loudins attended the first Pan-African Conference in 1900 in London, and on various occasions worked with the likes of Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells and W.E.B. DuBois.
Location Information:
Trumbull Campus - Classroom/Admin Building
Room: Lower Commons
Contact Information:
Name: Jacob Roope
Phone: 330-675-8858
Email: jroope@kent.edu
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