Southern Road to Freedom Choir
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 12 & under
About Southern Road to Freedom Choir Event
Southern Road to Freedom Choir has chosen the medium of song to tell the story of the black experience in Natchez. The choir tells the story of the area’s black residents, starting with the struggle of slavery but including the triumph of ordinary people who were able to do extraordinary things during and after the Civil War and into the 20th century.
Dressed in traditional African garb, the choir members step forward between such songs as “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and present vignettes from the lives of notable black Natchezians.
The discussion of religion in the program includes the histories of two of Natchez’s historic black churches, Holy Family Catholic Church and Rose Hill Baptist Church.
Since its start, Southern Road to Freedom has traveled to California to perform in the Los Angeles area, was named the Tourist Attraction of the Year by the Governor’s Council on Tourism in 1997 and appeared on the television show “Promised Land.”
This is a “Don’t miss” experience in a beautiful and historic African-American church.