Ernest C. Withers

  • Ernest C. WITHERS:, Civil Rights & The Memphis Blues

    26 Jun - 30 Aug 2019
    Howlin' Wolf and his band, dressed in white shirts, snappy trousers and brightly shined shoes, laughingly pretend to pick cotton in a field in Arkansas. A young B. B. King poses with one foot on a piano stool, holding a book of gospel songs. Elvis Presley hangs out backstage, surrounded by black teenagers in Native American costumes, at a concert presented by the rhythm-and-blues station WDIA; a sign overhead proclaims, ''Profanity or Obscene Language Will Not Be Tolerated on this Stage.'' A tearful Aretha Franklin joins Coretta Scott King at...
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