Aye Write! 2018 Stuart Cosgrove, Memphis 68

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16th Mar 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Glasgow University

University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Stuart Cosgrove will be talking about how the impact of this momentous year and the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King is still felt 50 years later.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil of the real world for many soul and blues musicians, with much of the music created there becoming the soundtrack to the civil rights movements. The popular journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove will be talking about how the impact of this momentous year and the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King is still felt 50 years later.

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