African American Studies Program: “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement" by Galen Abdur-Razzaq

FSU to Host Lecture on Jazz and Civil Rights Movement by Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq

Frostburg State University’s African American Studies Program will present a lecture by Galen Abdur-Razzaq, “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement,” on Monday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 8.30 p.m. in the Atkinson Room (room 232) of FSU’s Lane University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Abdur-Razzaq is an arranger, composer, director, educator and writer. He is an outstanding flutist with an extensive performance career and an impressive knowledge of the history of jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. For this presentation, Abdur-Razzaq will discuss and perform jazz pieces by known jazz artists to provide an understanding and appreciation of jazz, its historical significance and its role in the peaceful existence of mankind.

He has lectured or performed at many colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, University of San Francisco, College of Southern Maryland, Penn State University, University of North Carolina, Loyola College, University of Miami, Eastern Washington University, Florida A&M University and New Mexico State University.

Abdur-Razzaq studied at Berklee College of Music and holds a master’s in education and performing arts from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The FSU Foundation, Martha T. and Ralph M. Race Western History Lecture Fund and Faculty Development and Sabbatical Committee are financial sponsors of the presentation.

For more information, contact Dr. James Saku in FSU’s Department of Geography at

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Lane Center Atkinson Room
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

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Dr. James Saku

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