Tonight, “Soul and the American Imagination,” is brought to home to Durham by the Bull City Soul Revival, in the form of a lecture.
Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, is a renown author and a professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Dr. Neal will explore soul and its influence on the American imagination, dream and character. It is Dr. Neal’s contention whether through President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, or the 1980s nostalgia of the film “The Big Chill,” or the California Raisins’ ads, soul music has greatly influenced popular American culture.
Find out more tonight at the Historic Parrish Street Forum, 108 West Parrish Street, 7pm, admission is free.