My photo essay on the singing memorial to the great activist and musician Guy Carawan at the Highlander Center
View from Miles’ house of the celebration
By Art Menius (September 27, 2015)
On Friday evening, September 25, 2015, I had the great good fortune and sense to attend the Remembering Guy Carawan event at Tennessee’s famed Highlander Center. Any reason is a good one to visit Highlander with its rare air free of oppression, racism, sexism, and homophobia. This evening to me was special, at least as much as the 75th anniversary homecoming in 2007.
Already in the area, as Creative Board members, for the SongFarmers Gathering of the new Woodsongs Front Porch Association, Michael Johnathan covered our responsibilities so that old friends Josh Dunson, Kari Estrin, and I could make the 50 minute drive to Highlander. I must have been excited to return to Highlander after five years for I left my car running in the parking area. My excuse is that a parked hybrid makes almost…
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