dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
4 march 1968 & howard university choir

4 march 1968 & howard university choir

#OTD Sunday 4 March 1968 The Howard University Choir was preparing for an upcoming  benefit concert for Children's Hospital. The choir, founded in 1874, was directed by Dr. Warner Lawson, dean and professor of music. The choir--60 voices strong--performed a wide range of music locally, nationally and internationally.  It's repertoire included the spiritual, "Let Us Break Bread Together," and "To Music" by Schubert. 

Please comment below. Were you in the Howard University Choir ? Do you remember Dean Lawson? Do you remember seeing the choir perform? What were their signature songs? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, n.d. Earl Williams, photographer.

5 march 1968 & hugh masakela, miriam makeba, wes montgomery in concert

5 march 1968 & hugh masakela, miriam makeba, wes montgomery in concert

3 march 1968 upo & dctc chemistry lab

3 march 1968 upo & dctc chemistry lab