Chicago Freedom School proudly presents an evening with legendary recording artist and activist, Mavis Staples. Listen in as those gathered celebrate the history of the Modern Civil Rights Movement through song.
Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples possesses one of the most recognizable and treasured voices in contemporary music. From her early days sharing lead vocals with her groundbreaking family group, The Staple Singers, to her powerful solo recordings, Mavis Staples is an inspirational force in modern popular culture and music. Her importance in both the music world and as a driving force of social change makes her a true icon - an artist who continues to create music that will inspire a whole new generation of people to have faith in the healing and uplifting power of her remarkable gift.
The Chicago Freedom School provides a space where young people and adult allies can study the work of past social movements, deepen their understanding of current problems, and develop strategies for change.
Recorded Friday, December 05, 2008 at Private Residence: An Evening with Mavis Staples.