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Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Timmy Thomas

Words, images and stirring music tell the story of the soul music that became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement: Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Florida’s own Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together”). John Capouya, author and professor of journalism and non-fiction writing at the University of Tampa, will present. John Capouya is an author and professor of journalism and non-fiction writing at the University of Tampa. During his career in journalism, he worked at Newsweek, The New York Times, SmartMoney, and New York Newsday. His nonfiction books include the biography Gorgeous George and, most recently, Florida Soul. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historic Ritz Theatre.

Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Events Details:

Date/time: February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented By:

John Capouya, Author

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Event Contact:

Alyssa Garber
(863) 937-1414

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Event Venue:

Historic Ritz Theatre
263 W Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL 33803
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