Harry T. Burleigh Society Concert and Academic Conference Hosted by American Studies Alumna March 2nd - 3rd

Lynne Foote (CC '16) invites students to attend the Burleigh Society's annual concert on March 2, featuring the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The Society's first academic conference on March 3 will engage in a rethinking of the "American myth" and the significance of Ella Sheppard and Harry T. Burleigh for the second Gilded Age. For tickets visit 

February 19, 2019

American Studies alumna and member of the Board of Visitors Lynne Foote invites students and faculty to attend the Burleigh Society's annual concert and academic conference next weekend, March 2 - 3. 

On Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall the Harry T. Burleigh Society and Fisk Jubilee Singers will join in a historic performance celebrating leaders of the concert spiritual tradition with spirituals inspired by Ella Sheppard and arranged by Harry T. Burleigh. 

The Performance will be followed on Sunday by the Burleigh Society's first academic conference in the May Room of Carnegie Hall (9:00am - 3:00pm). The conference will examine "how the interrelationships between power, race, America, virtuosity, and collaboration make possibilities for liberators thinking, practices to contend with anti-blackness, and make commands for America to be more than the promise of its myth."

The Harry T. Burleigh Society was founded by Lynne Foote (American Studies '16) and her Columbia professor, Dr. Marti Slaten, on the 150th anniversary of Burleigh's birth. The Society advances the study of African American baritone and composer Harry T. Burleigh through performances, compositions, and anti-racist scholarship in American history and culture. 

For tickets and conference registration visit http://www.burleighsociety.com