They Who Believe in Freedom: Sweet Honey in the Rock brings messages of social justice to Jorgensen

BY Alex Houdeshell • FEBRUARY 21st , 2019 • 6:00 a.m.

Lots of people complain about President Donald Trump’s wall on Facebook or to their friends over breakfast. It’s not every day you hear five women singing gospel-blues music about how the wall is messed up. After 45 years making music about a variety of social justice issues, the all-female African-American acapella group Sweet Honey in the Rock kept up with the times as they performed in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts singing songs about the political and environmental issues the United States is facing today.