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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              CONTACT: Ranjna Das         
                                                                                                                                                   (609) 267-9660

DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016                                                                                         Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                                                  (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081           


Celebrate American Cultural Heritage and Musical Arts Feb. 21, 2 p.m.

Storyteller and musician Calvin Earl will visit the Burlington County Library on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. to inspire and cultivate creativity, activism, music and appreciation for America’s cultural arts with a special concert/lecture in the library auditorium.

“A Path to Freedom” reveals a musical and cultural arts perspective of “The Great American Experiment,” a fledgling country in search of its soul by ruling itself as a democracy. Through music and storytelling, Calvin explores and redefines the American story, not as a black story or a white story, but as a “We the People” story.

During the program, he will take guests on his personal journey in his own African American cultural heritage and his leadership role securing a unanimous vote in the U.S. Congress to recognize the African American Spiritual as a National Treasure. He will also share stories and music of his ancestors, including songs and stories of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

The whole family is welcome to attend and registration is not required.

This program is part of the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle project, which is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton. For more information, go to or call (609) 267-9660. For more information about Calvin Earl, go to


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