Jazz and the Development of Black Culture
Examines the emergence and development of jazz and black culture during Reconstruction and the early 20th century.
# 26124 | 4,200 words | 12 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Apr 25, 2003 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , History (African) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (History) , African-American Studies (General)
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This essay explores the development of black society and culture in the United States as a result of the Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, liberation and anti-black sentiment in the South. The paper also deals with the different styles of jazz and the emergence of each these styles.
From the Paper:"Segregation is a marvelous thing. Not only does it isolate one group of people from normal society, it slaps them with inferior rights and social standing. Ever since the 1500s, when Europeans colonized the New World using African-American slaves, blacks have always been viewed as lesser subjects who were intellectually and emotionally inferior to whites and therefore whites subjected them to harsh second-class treatment1. Life progressed for a few hundred years and, even after the Civil War, blacks were still in the same second-class society that they started in since the beginning on slavery. Only now, there were 4.5 million more of them and they resided in black communities located in large Northern cities instead of smaller Southern plantations2. These black communities, separated from white communities, became breeding grounds for cultural development and by the late 19th century, significant tides of black artists, musicians, and writers were present in them. By the 20th century, African-American culture was an integral part of American society, ubiquitous in many forms in Eastern urban cities and, after World War I, rural Southern and Western locations.3 Without segregation, however, and under ideal circumstances, blacks would have become integrated and unnoticeable with white culture (just like how America's youth, no matter what race, is so culturally indistinguishable). However, since blacks were in fact segregated from whites for say 300 something years, they were able to develop their own culture, with many aspects almost uninfluenced by white culture."
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