Please join the American Cultures Center as we host  Dr. Rickey Vincent as he discusses his latest book, ‘Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music .’

Monday, April 27th

5pm – 7pm

554 Barrows Hall, Barbara Christian Reading Room

Introduction by Dr. Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

Appetizers will be provided


Chicago Review Press

Party Music is both social movement analysis and radical music history.  Party Music tells the story of The Lumpen, the short lived R&B band comprised of rank-and-file members of the Black Panther Party in 1970.  The interaction of soul music aesthetics and black power politics is illustrated vividly through first hand narratives of members of the group.


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