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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Setlist / Reading list for yesterday's show at Flywheel (Easthampton, MA)

Here's what we played at our Black History Month show at Flywheel yesterday + two reading lists, one for grown-ups and one for kids.

All the links will take you to sing-a-long videos.

acoustic sing-a-long
You Are My Sunshine
Play Your Hand
Down by the Riverside


Henry Box Brown
Sojourner Truth
St. Bessie Blues

acoustic in the audience
Trapped in the Attic

Lucy & Fannie
This Little Light of Mine

audience requests
Bring 'Em In
Nellie Bly

some grown-up books where you can learn more:
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs
The Army of the Potomac Trilogy - Bruce Catton
Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson
The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer by Chris Myers Asch
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

some kid books where you can learn more:
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson
Eyewitness: Civil War by John Stanchack
Bessie Smith and the Night Riders by Sue Stauffacher and John Holyfield
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Anne Rockwell and R. Gregory Christie
Fannie Lou Hamer: Fighting for the Right to Vote by Laura Baskes Litwin