John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa
In honor of Black History Month, long-time professional musician Ray Kamalay traces the development of slavery from ancient times to its links with American society and into the early jazz age, putting American music in the perspective of world history. Discussion will include freedom, ancient and modern slavery, the Haitian Revolution, the origin of blackface, spirituals, blues, minstrel shows, ragtime and jazz.
Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.