Author: Isoke Nelson

Racism in Ragtime

Origins of Ragtime Ragtime, which peaked in popularity between 1896 and 1920, emerged out of the Folk-Blues genre and from the ways enslaved people played

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Jubilee Quartets

Origins of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets, a name obtained from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, emerged in the mid-1800s out of the African American university a

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Folk Music & Negro Spirituals

Origins of Negro Spirituals and Folk Music Negro Spirituals were Christian folk songs that were passed down orally that illustrated distress caused by enslavement.  The

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