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May 18: Old & New American Songs: Fusion, Inclusion, and Social Progress
Image of Marian Anderson by Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow, painters. Used with permission.

May 18: Old & New American Songs: Fusion, Inclusion, and Social Progress

American Purpose

Please join us on May 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. ET as American Purpose and DC Public Library co-host "Old & New American Songs"– a salon-style inspiring and collaborative discussion on how music provides a perspective on fusion, inclusion, and social progress in America.


  • Erin Freeman, conductor and artistic director of City Choir of Washington
  • Andrew M. Lee, artistic director and conductor of DC Strings
  • Michael C. Kimmage, professor and history department chair at The Catholic University of America
  • Jeffrey Gedmin, editor-in-chief of American Purpose

May 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m. ET

West End Neighborhood Library
Large Meeting Room
2301 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

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American Purpose’s membership model is here! We hope you’ll join us in defending liberal democracy by affirming your support. As we benefit from new members, we will continue to rely on donations, as well.

With warmest thanks,

Jeffrey Gedmin, Francis Fukuyama, and the American Purpose team