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Underdogs of the Blues

Underdogs of the Blues When exploring the genre of the blues, men have dominated. However, women served as the underdogs as they fundamentally shaped the blues. For example, In 1920 Mamie Smith became the first

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TLC

TLC Background TLC is a female R & B group consisting of T-Boz Watkins, Left Eye, and Chilli. The group originated right here in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. T-Boz, born Tionne Watkins in April of

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Broadway’s Black History

Black Broadway History The roots of the black musical theater reach back to the circuses, dime museums, and minstrel shows in the years surrounding the Civil War. There have been a bountiful amount of black-authored

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Detroit Techno

Detroit Techno Although greatly unnoticed, Techno was invented in Detroit. Its original purpose was a reaction to inner-city decay, as a reaction of the African American struggle. Techno music started off as a form of

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Disco and the Civil Rights Movement

Disco and the Civil Rights Movement Disco is so much more than “dad-dancing” and “flares”. In the 1970s, it served as a progressive and liberal outlet that welcomed people from all walks of life. In

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The King of Be-BOP

King of Be-BOP Charlie Parker not only serves as one of the most important impacts in Jazz but also the development of Bop. He was born in Kansas City on August 29, 1920. At an

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Racism Running in Ragtime

The rise of ragtime did not only bring a different sound of extensive syncopation but also racism in the performances of this genre of music. This included cakewalks, black face, minstrels, and coon songs. Cakewalks

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Jubilee Quartet

m jubilee quartets Add Your Heading Text Here Golden Gate Quartets The Golden Gate Quartets is one of the most known Jubilee Quartet Groups. Their peak of success occurred around the time of World War

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Review of Negro SPIRITuals!

Review of “Negro SPIRITuals!” Post The reading starts off by stating that Negro Spirituals are composed by slaves, these songs are a reflection of what slaves endeavored. While black people were enslaved they were only

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“Lift Every Voice” Article Review

The reading starts off by acknowledging the fact that in the current day Black Women are demonstrating leadership roles around the world. For example, a number of movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and #SayHerName was

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