Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month with Music

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Lincoln Center in Davenport kicked off its Black History Month celebrations with Jazz on Sunday afternoon.

The community center hosted its first event in its “Sunday Morning Music Series.”

Executive director Tracy Singleton said music is a great way to learn about the past.

“Music is a connector for everyone,” Singleton said. “With music, sometimes you can say things that you can’t say, can’t you. Or sometimes you’re able to express things in a way more than you understand.

The series started with jazz as it inspired other genres like blues, gospel, and R&B.

Throughout the month, the center will host in-person and virtual events for QC to better understand the Black experience.

“Black History Month gives us time to recognize the past, but also to celebrate all the good things that have come from black contributions to America,” Singleton said.

Singleton hopes Lincoln Center can bring everyone together not just in February, but year-round.

“With education and commitment comes understanding,” Singleton said. “To have the opportunity to experience things or hear things you may not have heard before, or experience things you had no idea. I hope this gives you that education.

The “Sunday Morning Musical Series” continues February 20 and 27 starting at 2 p.m.

A complete list of Lincoln Center’s Black History Month activities is available on their Facebook page.

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