Reggie and Greg have a unique story. Born three days apart, ancestry flowing through the same portal of history, Richmond, Virginia, they are on a pilgrimage together—one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the amazing bonds of music ,respect, admiration and shared vision has brought them together as friends and colleagues.
Reggie is the Music Education Director of the Living Legacy Project of the UUA, co-leading tours through the hallowed Civil Rights ground of the South. He is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and he has led hundreds of programs on Race and Social Justice.
Greg, one third of Brother Sun, was part of the planning committee (at Reggie’s request) of Marching in the Arc of Justice, Unitarian Universalist conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Action. Together and individually, Reggie and Greg have brought the issue of Race before audiences all across North America.
“Deeper Than The Skin” is an experience of singing and listening… of experiencing a connections so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It brings together a remarkable journey that started 30 years ago.
Oswego has a history of being a sanctuary city for Freedom Seekers— when Oswego was a stop on the Underground Railroad and for Jewish refugees during WWII. In fact, Oswego has more known UGRR sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places than any other county in the U.S. Oswego’s story extends beyond our borders into neighboring counties (and a neighboring country!) with roots spawned in the South.
Special Guests Tim Hotchkiss, Allie Proud, Pastors Andrew & James Hinman, Ed Elsner, Dot Willsey, Audrey Hurley, and Kelly Jordal, who represent the Bristol Hill Church, Starr Clark Tin Shop Museum, Gerritt Smith Estate and gift, the UGRR Consortium of NYS and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum.
Prior to the evening’s performance, concert goers will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with our guests representing organizations dedicated to keeping th ehistory of our region alive. They will be able to take brochures, information on future events, and purchase items for sale which support their cause.
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