Courageous Community Conversations: Abby Hutchinson’s Sweet Freedom Songs

Join the Conversation Abby Hutchinson’s Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage

  • Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, performing rousing anthems, heartfelt ballads, and humorous ditties sung during anti-slavery and early women’s rights struggles. In the 1840s and 1850s the Hutchinson Family Singers strongly influenced the opinions of the era with their popular songs promoting healthy living and social justice - most prominently the abolition of slavery. Participants are welcome to join in the singing on several choruses or read a poem or political diatribe of the time.

    Deborah Anne Goss is originally from Brattleboro VT and has a BFA in Acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts Theatre Division. She has studied and taught singing and voice production as well as performing on stage in both dramatic and musical roles since the 1970s.

    Made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Registration is requested.

This event is part of our Courageous Community Conversations series; please visit for more information.

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations are focused on race and diversity in America. Our reading list and conversations are designed to help us understand many racial and cultural issues, as well as provide a starting point to open up the conversation about race in Goffstown, and hopefully, in other surrounding communities. In our present social environment, it is important to be racially and culturally diverse, and to be socially aware. By using these books to learn and grow, we hope to take part in the conversation about race in America.

Tuesday Feb 19, 2019
6:30 PM
Dianne Hathaway    603-497-2102
Goffstown Public Library
There are 19 spaces available.