When the Battle’s Over: Songs of 1898

Rhiannon Giddens, John Jeremiah Sullivan
Running Time:90:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
3:00 PM
Sunday, November 11
Thalian Main

North Carolina singer, songwriter and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Rhiannon Giddens and John Jeremiah Sullivan, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review, present their research on the 120th anniversary of the only forceable take over of a constitutionally elected government in our nation’s history to, in Giddens’ words, “restore history.” Giddens will engage in a ‘musical conversation,’ performing songs she hopes to include in a musical and theatrical work she is writing inspired by the 1898 coup and massacre.

A march from Thalian Hall to the 1898 memorial on North 3rd Street for a sunset vigil follows the event.