Jazz and the Civil Rights Term Paper by ABCs

An exploration of the relationship between jazz and the Civil Rights Movement.
# 114056 | 2,787 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper provides a comparison between the history of jazz and the Civil Rights Movement, and focuses on two jazz stars, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong. The paper shows how the early history of both jazz and the Civil Rights Movement entwined the two, making the full-fledged jazz and civil rights movements of the 1940s and 1950s undeniably connected.

A Comparison Of Jazz And Civil Rights History
Famous Jazz Musicians

From the Paper:

"From Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Toni Morrison's Beloved to the African-American painter Charles H. Alston's portraits, art forms have traditionally made the emotions of the American civil rights movement more tangible. Throughout history, though, no art form has been more associated with the plight of the African-American than music. In fact, the Negro spiritual first marked the issue during the pre-Civil War era. Even after the Civil War, these spirituals became songs of the civil rights movement, beats that civil rights warriors would sing as they marched for their freedom."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "African-Americans In The Twentieth Century." B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. n.d. Long Island University. <http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/african/2000/1910.htm>.
  • "Charlie Parker." American Masters. n.d. PBS. 10 August 2008. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/parker_c.html>.
  • "Jazz History." Jazz Music Makers. n.d. Jazz Music Makers. 10 August 2008. <http://www.jazz-music-makers.com/jazz-history.html>.
  • "Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong." Red Hot Jazz. n.d. Red Hot Jazz. 10 August 2008. <http://www.redhotjazz.com/louie.html>.
  • "Pre-Jazz." Jazz History. n.d. The History of Jazz Music. 10 August 2008. <http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/zaire/721/historyframe.htm>.

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