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Remembering the Children of the Movement
With musical guests Ruben Studdard of American Idol and the Boston Children's Chorus. Featuring a conversation with children from the civil rights movement -- Paula Young Shelton, teacher, author & daughter of civil rights activist Andrew Young, and Nell Stokes. civil rights activist.

Jan 31, 2022 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ruben Studdard
Christopher Ruben Studdard is an R&B, pop and gospel singer. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar". In the years following Idol, Studdard has released six studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful, and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. He is most well-known for his recording career, which has produced hits including "Flying Without Wings", "Sorry 2004", and "Change Me", but he has also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama I Need a Hug and in 2008 starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of Ain't Misbehavin, which spawned a Grammy-nominated soundtrack. Studdard most recently appeared on the fifteenth season of The Biggest Loser. His most current release Ruben Sings Luther (a tribute to Luther Vandross) is available on streaming and download.
The Boston Children's Chorus
The Boston Children’s chorus is a creative, affirming, and vibrant community with over 300 young artists. Recognized for their captivating performance style, BCC singers have toured to over 10 countries, with notable showcases at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Their mission is to harness the power of music to connect Boston’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry.
Paula Young Shelton
Paula Young Shelton is a children’s book author who was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children’s. She is also an elementary school teacher.
Nell Stokes
Nell Stokes was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. As a young girl she experienced the insults and humiliation of a segregated society. In 1956, as a sixteen-year-old high school student, Nell volunteered to help with the historic Montgomery bus boycott. A few years later, when she tried to become a registered voter, she encountered the corrupt system devised by the state of Alabama to prevent African Americans from voting. Nell moved to Albany as a young married woman where she raised her family and became active in several community organizations. She is an eyewitness to history who has shared her story with young people on numerous occasions.