October 22, 2021

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Should 2020 Be Forgotten? A Birmingham Choir Rings Out The Year With “Auld Lang Syne” | NPR

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From the pews of a church where white deacons once refused to seat African Americans, a group of Black singers in Alabama reminds us why preserving our memories of this historic year is vital — even if we’d rather just leave 2020 behind.

They’re singing "Auld Lang Syne," the Scottish ballad synonymous with ringing in the new year. It begins with this line: "Should auld acquaintance be forgot / And never brought to mind?"

That question — of whether to forget the past — is central to the art film, "For The Sake Of Old Times", which is produced by 1504 (http://1504.co/) and premiered by NPR.

You can read about the making of this film at https://n.pr/3n6d8Ct

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Allison Sanders, Carrie Davis, Ta Misa Booker, Fatima Battles, Meredith Pearson, Jill Gray, Jamise French, Justin Davis, Eloise Gaffney, Ebonee Elliot, Jaxon Moore, Meliah Capers, Julianne Chaney, Lori Rayne, Ingrid Richardson, Wisdom Bibbs, Alton Mitchell, Ron Alexander

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