History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
The Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library are pleased to announce that Tom Ingrassia will return to present
Girl Power: the Supremes as Cultural Icons.
Join Motown historian and music journalist Tom Ingrassia for a multimedia lecture program highlighting the social and cultural contributions of The Supremes--the most successful female group in music history.
"Girl Power" takes audiences on a remarkable trip back to a turbulent time in American history, when blacks and whites were trying to change things, and the music of Motown helped to bridge the gaps...and three young African-American women from the Detroit housing projects conquered the world. The Supremes were trendsetters who broke down racial, gender and societal barriers during the 1960s and early 70s. In the process, they amassed an incredible string of 12 Number One records, selling over 60 million copies. Using archival audio and video clips, Ingrassia explores what made The Supremes so special--and why their accomplishments remain relevant today, almost 50 years after their rise to the top.
A motivational speaker and success coach, Ingrassia is president of The MotivAct Group LLC, a holistic personal and professional development company. From 2001-05, he worked as Executive Assistant to Mary Wilson, of The Supremes, and also managed legendary Girl Group members including Arlene Smith (The Chantels), Barbara Alston (The Crystals), June Monteiro (The Toys), and The Velevelettes. He is co-author of the forthcoming book,One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams.
Sponsored by: Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library and Jacob Edwards Library
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
Last Modified: January 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM