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African-American Music Movements
An analysis of three African-American music movements in the twentieth century.
# 125274 | 1,750 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper discusses three African-American music movements in the twentieth century and how they reflect a form of protest and acticism related to the race struggle in U.S. society. The Rhythm and Blues, Motown experience, and Gangsta Rap are the three musical movements used in the analysis.

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"During slavery, one of the few forms of expression for African Americans was singing, whether spiritual songs or others. In the twentieth century, African-American historical movements in music unfolded to encompass other forms of expression. Despite the Civil Rights movement of the ...s and ...s, the racial struggle continued throughout the twentieth century as African Americans continued to be underserved by social institutions. From Rhythm and Blues and the Motown Sound in the ...s and beyond, to Gangsta Rap in the ...s, various..."

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