“Revisioning the Civil Rights Movement”
With Claudia Marshall as Worship Associate
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Dr. Sunshine Simmons, Guest Musician, Clarinet
About our service:
Many versions of the history of the Civil Rights Movement exaggerate government support, sanitize icons, deny the existence of racism outside of the South, and downplay grassroots organizing efforts. This service will take a closer look at the Civil Rights Movement and what it tells us about the contemporary struggle for racial justice.
About our guest artist performing special music:
Dr. Sunshine Simmons is the Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of North Florida. Her orchestral experience has included positions in Oregon, Michigan, Illinois, New Mexico, and Indiana. She has performed with symphony orchestras in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Grant Park, as well as the Santa Fe Opera and Lyric Opera Orchestra. Sunshine has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Ravinia Festival, and the St. Augustine Music Festival. Internationally, she has performed in Chile, Romania, Japan and in Belgium through the International Clarinet Association. She has taught masterclasses in clarinet throughout the United States.