Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Soul Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Presented by John Capouya

Thursday, February 10th, 2022 • 5:30 PM

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”).

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Historic Ritz Theatre, Inc.

About the speaker: 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.

Doors open at 5:00 pm, the show starts at 5:30 pm

This event is free