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Commemorate the Civil War in a unique way with this lecture and demonstration from The Rose Ensemble. Learn the stories told through the music, travels and political actions of a family of 19th-century American superstars, The Hutchinson Family Singers (founders of the city of Hutchinson, Minnesota), a group of pro-Emancipation traveling musicians as famous in their time as P.T. Barnum. One of the unheralded aspects of the Hutchinson Family Singers-and certain forms of 1840s abolitionism in general-was the cultivation of interracial friendship and social protest. The Hutchinsons were noted and decried for their performances to interracial audiences, and The Rose's new research in antislavery music will provide a unique opportunity to hit the 19th-century campaign trail with such figures as Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.