Explores the ways in which African-American music, from the days of slavery to the civil rights movement, has been a form of resistance and liberation for the black population.
# 33859 | 2,400 words | 10 sources | 2002 |
Published on Nov 11, 2003 in Music Studies (Contemporary) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (History) , African-American Studies (General)
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This essay discusses how music has played a significant role for African Americans from slavery into the civil rights movement. Slave songs, gospel, folk songs, Louis Armstrong's songs, jazz and blues all represent a form of resistance and liberation for Blacks in the face of oppression. Indeed, music drew the Black community together and allowed it to express itself and to form a sense of identity.
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