Friend to Legendary Performers, Saluted by J. Edgar Hoover
The re-discovery of Joe Winters’ legacy starts with Greg Paul. While renovating the Winters’ elegant family home in Southeast Raleigh, Paul was fascinated by the vintage concert tickets, photos and other mementos he came across in what had been Joe’s basement office.
Paul contacted Warden, who met with Chacona and Joseph Jr. The children had preserved many materials associated with their father’s career. Together, they brought in COR Museum, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Centerplate, the Raleigh Police Department, St. Augustine’s University, disc jockey Chico Scott, events producer Nick Neptune and others to share Joe’s extraordinary life with a wider audience.
That life includes being the force behind a long list of concerts that transcended the color line, dedicating himself to community building projects and carrying out his duties as a police officer in such a way that he was honored as Tar Heel of the Week in Raleigh’s daily newspaper, The News & Observer, and received a letter of commendation from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
The City Of Raleigh Museum is proud to be part of this special event. If you can’t make it on the 24th, you’ll still be able to visit the Auditorium through the end of March to see this amazing exhibit. For more information, please contact the museum.
Celebrating Joseph Winters Sr, the Cop Who Bridged the Racial Divide One Superstar at a Time
- The exhibit opens in February and runs through March in the lobby of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Reception: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m, free, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
- Sponsored by Greg Paul Builders, Womble Bond Dickinson, City of Raleigh Museum, Duke Energy Center for the
- Performing Arts, Centerplate, GBW Strategies, Brasco Design, St. Augustine’s University
- Produced by Billy Warden, Joseph Winters Jr., Chacona Winters Baugh, Nick Neptune, Chico Scott