Emancipation Again

The Musical Freedom Trail – Works by Glenn McClure

Voices of Timbuctoo Performance – Saranac Lake

Posted by on May 10, 2013

New music will be performed tonight and tomorrow in Saranac Lake and North Elba as part of the John Brown Day events. Voices of Timbuctoo is a new work based on the Adirondack settlement of Black farmers in the mid-1800’s designed to secure voting rights. Abolitionist Gerrit Smith gave away 120,000 acres of his land, beginning in 1846, hoping the Adirondack wilderness would offer refuge to black families.

Listen to the interview (North Country Public Radio)