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Civil Rights, Soul Music, and the Black Identity

Event Details

July 17, 2015 6:30 AM — July 17, 2015 7:30 AM
Location: African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids , Iowa 52401
Contact Name: Crystal Gladden
Email: cgladden@blackiowa.org
Phone: 319-862-2101
Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/

Event Description

Join the AAMI and
Dr. Frederick Vincent
Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm
55 12th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

In the late 60s and early 70s, black artists underwent a “soul music awakening” which reflected the revolution happening in Oakland and other cities across America with large black populations. Where R&B and gospel had been the soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement, the brand-new funk which emerged was more urgent, both in terms of its message and its rhythms.
Join us as scholar, educator, radio host and author, Dr. Rickey Vincent, takes us on a journey to this era where funk, soul, and Civil Rights converged in the music created by the era’s popular African American artists.