Monday, February 22, 2010
Strong Threads - The Power of Story, Music and Dance
It was a day of story telling and music, called Strong Threads, held at the Harriet Barber house, one of the 40 acres and a mule given to the freed slaves in 1865. The clapboard yellow house is still intact and still owned by the Barber family.
It truly was a step back in time - all because of the stories – the stories offered in songs and drums, dancing and poetry readings, the songs of struggle and survival, losses and healings. Eleven children were raised in the Barber house at a time when it was only two rooms. We could feel their presence.