John Capouya, Associate Professor of journalism and writing at the University of Tampa
Black Music Mattered: Demystifying Segregation, Integration and the Sounds of Soul
Thursday, February 1, 4–5 p.m., 141 Allen Hall
Journalist and professor John Capouya, author of the newly published book, Florida Soul, will discuss the evolution of rhythm and blues music in black communities and on the ”chitlin’ circuit” in the era of segregation; the vital role soul played in the civil rights movement; and how artists like Sam & Dave, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke crossed over the racial divide into the mainstream, changing American culture.
In his presentation he will show vintage images and play this classic music.