Rhonda & Sparky Rucker - In Concert
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Main Library Auditorium
Rhonda and Sparky Rucker will return to the Gaston County Public Library for a performance to musically demonstrate how movements for justice have produced some of our most inspiring songs and stories. They will trace the nation’s struggles from slavery and the Underground Railroad through the battles for women’s suffrage and workers’ rights and into the Civil Rights Movement.
Marching shoulder-to-shoulder with SNCC Freedom Singers Matthew and Marshall Jones and playing freedom songs at rallies alongside such luminaries as Guy Carawan, Pete Seeger, and Bernice Reagon, Sparky brings an authenticity to the musical performance that can only be obtained by first-hand experience.