Makeda Hampton in 2019-2020 Met Opera Production “Porgy & Bess”

Soprano Makeda Hampton volunteered a performance during the Nov. 21, 2015 concert at Constitution Hall-150th Anniversary 13th Amendment to US Constitution –  ABOLISHMENT OF SLAVERY. Makeda Hampton sang: ‘Tis Sunset in the Garden from William Grant Still opera Troubled Island; This Little Light of Mine arranged by Jacqueline Hairston. Victor Simonson pianist. See attachment. Soprano Makeda Hampton, is now on stage,…

SmithsonianMag.com: Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears

Smithsonian Magazine America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South By Edward Ball; Photographs by Wayne Lawrence November 2015 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/slavery-trail-of-tears-180956968/ When Delores McQuinn was growing up, her father told her a story about a search for the family’s roots. He said his own father knew the…