A musical history of liberation: The rise and development of Black music in the United States.
The power of music: Music, in the African-American community as in countless other communities.
The Draconian Black Codes: Of course, the story of Black music in the United States.
Spirituals: Almost every distinctly Black genre of American music can be traced.
The blues: After the Civil War, historically white instruments like the guitar started.
A lost history: The blues were an inherently grassroots genre of music, the invention.
Jim Crow and the blues: Blues was emblematic of the Jim Crow South, a place and time.
Birth of jazz: As the blues continued to develop and African-American populations.
New Orleans: It has been deemed virtually impossible to pinpoint the definitive birth.
Jazz and the African: t doesn’t need to be said that jazz is now universally considered.
Elvis didn’t invent: Some time after the inception of jazz, blues music developed into another.
The real genesis: Rock and roll grew out of the more up-tempo traditions of jazz.
Motown Records: With jazz and rock firmly cemented in the annals of music history.
R&B, disco, and soul: Artists born in and outside of Motown Records, such as Marvin Gaye.
The birth of the funk: From the explosive success of soul and disco came one of the most iconic.