"We Look Back and Sing" an evening with Willie Mae Jordan

Colonial Williamsburg
325 W Francis St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States 325 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185


  • Art Museum Single-day Ticket (Adult): $12.99
  • Art Museum Single-day Ticket (Youth): $6.99

Willie Mae Jordan, a well known mezzo-soprano and music educator, shares the fascinating history of spirituals tailored for curious children. Jordan focuses on how spirituals were created and the way the enslaved used words through song to convey messages of freedom. She'll also talk about how soloists and their audience came together in call and response style, how spirituals became connected to the Bible, and how the enslaved made time to worship in spite of their endless work. Stay afterwards for a booksigning of "We Look Back and Sing: A History of the Spirituals".