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African American Lecture Series: “Dancing in the Street: The Women of Motown”

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A performance of key Motown hit songs by the key women and “girl groups” who not only shaped the Motown sound of the early-to-late 1960’s, but also influenced American society and culture in a period of social upheaval.

Passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act provides the backdrop in these years.

PRESENTER: Steve Kelly

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This year’s theme for the African American Lecture Series is “The Year of the Woman – She Changed the World” and will highlight struggles and accomplishments from women in artistic, cultural, and educational advancement.

Presenters will include visual artists, educators, historians, reenactors, storytellers, singers, dramatists, and dancers.


North Carolina History Center
New Bern, NC United States + Google Map