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Aretha, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye: The breakdown

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Harris Westminster Sixth Form

6 Tothill Street

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SW1H 9LH

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Historical breakdown on the Civil Rights activism and legacy of three superstars of soul music and their UK connections

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Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye were all musical superstars as well as being serious Civil Rights activists. Mainstream media consistently skims over their anti-racist activities but in this multi-media interactive presentation we will detail the real history of each person and show their commitment to Civil Rights in America, Black Power around the world and their London connections. We will cover:

  • How and where they used their money and fame to help the community
  • Black owned business templates decades before Jay Z
  • The Angela Davis, Diana Ross, Black Panther and Notting Hill connections
  • Conspiracy theories and death fact or fiction?
  • Payola, 'race music' and the record industry the So Solid link
  • War profiteering, black men, Captain America and Vietnam
  • Music as a weapon of liberation, how specific songs were used to organise social movements

About the Speaker:This presentation will be delivered by 'The Investigator' Andrew Muhammad

'The Investigator' is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Black History and Culture Specialists. His lively energetic presentations are designed to bring forth history and culture to the spectator allowing for a more enriched awareness of the universal contributions and achievements of a culturally diverse society. http://theinvestigator.org.uk/the-investigator/

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