African-American music

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  • Major Effects Of The Great Migration

    massive population shift from the rural south to the urban north (History, Art & Archives, 2008). There is no specific date range for this migration; while some African-Americans migrated during the Reconstruction era, the most significant movement came during the second decade of the twentieth century. During this time, African-Americans moved from rural farm areas, such as New Orleans, to urbanized city areas – in particular, Chicago and New York City (History, Art & Archives, 2008). The…

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  • Doubleness And Jazz Music Analysis

    Jazz music is a staple of the Civil Rights movement, signifying the long struggle and the long-awaited freedom of African-American people in the United States. Jazz musicians, such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, worked tirelessly to get their messages across in order to further the Civil Rights movement. While all art forms seem to come with a sense of irony, it appears that jazz is the most prone, due to the ever-lingering racism of the United States, the self-proclaimed superiority of…

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  • The Role Of Music In The Late 1950's And 1960s

    The late 1950s and early 1960s brought to light the importance of music and how it was used to support the southern civil rights movement. Music played a crucial role in the fight against racial injustice and inequality. Many songs during this time period were meant to give a voice to African Americans who were systematically oppressed by society. Whether sung at church or during sit-ins, Civil rights activists used songs to convey the seriousness of the fight for freedom. The civil rights…

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  • New Negroes Analysis

    industry transformed Midwest from agricultural to urbanized economies with trading hubs in cities like Chicago. This transformation from rural to urban sparked the Great Migration, a mass movement of African Americans from the South to industrialized cities in the North. This influx of African American communities challenged the existing racial constructs in the metropolis and gave rise to new socially constructed identities and means of self-expression. Davarian L. Baldwin examines these…

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  • Ragtime Influence On African American Culture

    After the first form of ‘American’ entertainment rose to popularity in the 1840’s known as the Minstrel Show, the African American race faced new forms of bigotry not alike from the injustice they had experienced for the past two centuries as a part of the transatlantic slave trade. Originally being encouraged by their slave traders, the roots of African music trace back to the 1600’s where slaves began singing and dancing to help maintain their physical condition and keep them from despair and…

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  • Summary: The Guidance Of Blues

    The Guidance of Blues Blues is an African American art form that was created in the early 20th century. It was a secular response for the segregation that African Americans faced during the post-reconstruction era. African Americans use blues for catharsis, a spiritual relief from physical and emotional grievance in their difficult position in the society. Elements of it has been passed through the adaptations over the century and still exists in the modern blues we hear nowadays. Looking back…

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  • History Of The Harlem Renaissance

    turning point for African Americans of their status in America. In the 1920s, following World War I, social and mental changes occurred amongst American men and women. New ideas were spreading about personal convictions, social standards, and advancing technology. Many African Americans had moved North from the southern plantations that they were finally freed from in a movement known as the Great Migration. This movement brought forth the ideals and opportunities the African Americans had…

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  • The Black Aesthetic Analysis

    Black music has been stolen throughout history and rebranded as a “white” genre. There is nothing white about rock & roll. The truth must be told about the origins of our culture and we must acknowledge those who have contributed to it. The university sets out to tell the whole truth and present a variety of perspectives in order to fully comprehend historical events. However, throughout history many perspectives have not been shared. An ancient African proverb states, “Until the lions have…

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  • Jazz Impact On African American Culture

    And All That Jazz Elie Kern 11/20/15 11AP3 Mrs. Wang-Birnbaum Jazz has had a powerful impact on both general American culture and the African-American community. From its modest beginnings, this type of music is now one of the most well-known genres in the world, and this process has impacted American music tremendously. For the African American community, the development of jazz has advanced the goal of racial equality. The history of how jazz became as important as it…

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  • African American Appropriation

    1940s and the 1950s, the music of African American people was the supporting block for the rise of Rock and Roll music. During this time period, racial integration began happening as African Americans began moving from the South to the Northen cities, and within this we began to see cultural integration. However society still greatly held African Americans and whites segregated; and as a result music was greatly segregated as well. It was deemed by society that African American artists had a…

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