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Meet the Author: Dr. David Spener at Central Library

Trinity Professor to discuss historical significance of “We Shall Not Be Moved” slave spiritual in honor of Black History Month

When: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Where: Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad St., 78205

More about the Program

Visit Central Library on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. p.m. to meet local author Dr. David Spener of Trinity University. He will tell the story of the evolution of the slave spiritual “We Shall Not Be Moved”.  After becoming an anthem for the labor and African American civil rights movements in the United States, it would also be sung in Spanish as “No nos moverán,” first by striking pecan shellers in San Antonio, then by the United Farm Workers in California, and finally overseas by activists opposing right-wing dictatorships in Spain and Chile. Call 210-207-2500 or visit for more information about this and other programs.  

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