Black History Month Major Speakers: Junior Marvin, Manny Kellough, and Bill McGee
In recognition of the national theme for Black History Month, three legendary musicians: Junior Marvin from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Manny Kellough from Billy Preston’s God Squad, and Bill McGee, will be participating in a discussion on the global and cultural impact of Black music, how their prominent careers have played a role in uplifting the cultural traditions of the past, and the reasons why the music they have created remains relevant in today’s arts scene.
This event is part of the 2024 Black History Month Celebration by James Farmer Multicultural Center at the University of Mary Washington.
For centuries, African Americans have used the arts as a powerful medium for cultural expression, community resonance, and social critique. Each generation, within the African diaspora spanning from the Harlem Renaissance to present day, has transformed the globe through their numerous contributions in literature, fashion, film, theater, music, architecture, and language. Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center’s celebration and recognition of these memorable stories.