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Respect: Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Timmy Thomas

Gospel and folk music were important in the struggle for equality, but soul music also inspired and united Americans. Soul artists like Aretha Franklin and Florida’s own Sam and Dave and Timmy Thomas supported Dr. Martin Luther King directly, and their music and messages, along with Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield, became anthems of the movement. John Capouya, the author of the award-winning book Florida Soul, tells this important story in words, images, and stirring soul music from the 1960s and 1970s.

John Capouya is the author of three nonfiction books. His latest work, Florida Soul, traces the evolution of R&B and funk in the Sunshine State and received the Best General Interest award from the Florida Historical Society. Professor Capouya recently retired from the University of Tampa, where he taught journalism and other nonfiction writing for the graduate MFA program. He currently works with private writing clients.

The speaker is appearing virtually while attendees are invited to visit the center in-person for the program. This program is part of the African American Cultural Society’s “Summer of 1969: Black Culture, Music, and Fashion,” exhibit on view until September 30. This exhibition examines the healing power of music and the dramatic shift in Black culture, fashion, and arts in the United States.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the African American Cultural Society. 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, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

August 24 @ 6:00 pm -
August 24 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
John Capouya, Author and Professor
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Event Contact:

Keith Forest
(917) 719-8998

Event Venue:

African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida
4422 N US HWy 1
Palm Coast, FL 32110
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Venue Phone:
(917) 719-8998

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