Sojourner Truth gave her famous "Ain't I A Woman Speech" in Akron, Ohio in 1851. Join host Clint Holley as he discovers how that speech still resonates today through the craft of quilt making.
The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 2 - Akron Jazz and Howard Street - The Howard Street Shuffle
More about Roots of American Music
ROAM was created in 1999 to provide arts programming to the community using traditional American music as a way to connect students to our past. Today ROAM provides arts-integrated programs to diverse communities while promoting and preserving traditional American music -- old-time country, folk, gospel, blues, and early rock -- to enhance educational outcomes and enrich people's lives. ROAM’s programs use traditional American music to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds meet wider goals in education or personal development. Literacy, math, science, self-determination, tolerance, and music enrichment are some of the themes ROAM teaching artists incorporate into music workshops and residencies.
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