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Worcester Public Library to Host Lecture on Motown and the Civil Rights Movement

Friday, February 17, 2017

 

The Supremes helped drive Motown

The Worcester Public Library will host a lecture on Motown and the Civil Rights Movement with radio personality Tom Ingrassia. 

The lecture will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Saxe room. 

It is free to attend.

The Lecture 

During the lecture, Ingrassia will trace the rise of Motown and how groups like The Supremes, The Temptations and The Four Tops helped break down racial barriers and make Motown the most successful American record company of the 1960s. 

Ingrassia is the author of the award-winning Reflections Of A Love Supreme: Motown Through The Eyes Of Fans - named Best Music Book of 2016 by the National Indie Excellence Awards. He also hosts The Motown Jukebox every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on WCUW 91.3FM.

 

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