Program: In Performance at The White House

Episode: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement

“In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement,” is a concert in the White House East Room.  President and Mrs. Obama will host the event in honor of Black History Month, and the evening will feature songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers, as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings.   The music special, part of the WETA “In Performance at the White House” series, will include Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir and The Freedom Singers, featuring Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett and Toshi Reagon.  Morgan Freeman will serve as a guest speaker.