Sunday April 7th 2013: An Afternoon of Music to Benefit First African Foundation


AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC

to benefit the First African Foundation
of Lexington, Kentucky

Robert Honeysucker, bass-baritoneTony Rymer, cellist


Noriko Yasuda, piano
Peggy Pearson, oboe
also Instrumental Students from Project STEP

Delores Handy Brown, broadcast journalist and WBUR news anchor,
guest speaker:

African Meeting House and First African Foundation Connections”

Sunday, April 7, 2013
3:00 pm
African Meeting House 
46 Joy Street,  
Beacon Hill, Boston
 
Suggested Donation: $25/$50/$100/$250/or more
 
Reception and Skype with William Thomas following the program

Transportation: The African Meeting House is approximately an eight-minute walk from the MBTA Red Line stop at Charles/MGH. Parking will be available for $5.00 at the Cambridge Street garage, next to Whole Foods, at the foot of Joy Street.

To arrange complimentary shuttle service from 
the parking lot to the Meeting House, please call 617-803-0695.

To RSVP or for more information, email rleib@firstafricanfoundation.org


African Meeting House

We are thrilled to be able to hold this musical offering and fundraising event in the remarkable and marvelously restored African Meeting House of Boston. Also known as First African Baptist Church, the African Meeting House of Boston was built in 1806 and is the oldest black church edifice still standing in the United States. (www.maah.org) Now the site of the Museum of African American History, the Meeting House holds tremendous historical significance for the African American community of Greater Boston and is powerfully linked to the First African Baptist Church of Lexington, Kentucky through the work of the self-freed slave and abolitionist, Lewis Hayden, who was affiliated with both the Boston and Lexington African Meeting Houses.

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