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Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement
In conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era” [hyperlink to https://www.sulphurspringsmuseum.org/current-exhibits-2], the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center is hosting a lecture series. The first event in this series will how words, images and stirring music tell the story of the soul music that became the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement. Guest speaker John Capouya with explore the stories of Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Florida’s own Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together”). An author and University of Tampa professor, Capouya’s books include the biography Gorgeous George and, most recently, Florida Soul. This program and the related exhibition are funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center.
Date/time: April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented By:John Capouya, author and University of Tampa professor of Journalism