Dr. Samuel Wright had always been involved in cultural promotion and community affairs by creating a black heritage festival for Tampa Bay took his skills and vision to a whole new level.
In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, history buff Abby Connor sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth to hear Dr. Wright talk about what it took to bring the festival to life.
This year's festival ramps up January 15th, for more information on the festival, click here.
"Rollercoaster" by the Ohio Players, recorded at the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival 2014.
This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Lisa Peakes.
StoryCorps Tampa Bay airs every Monday on WUSF 89.7 at 8:44 a.m. during Morning Edition and at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered.