Category: 1950s

Record Row: Who Knew?

Record Row: Who Knew? Amaia Calhoun Ten blocks of Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak…in the 1950s to early 1970s these 10 blocks on the South Side of Chicago provided a venue for talented African

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Stolen Music?!

There’s no doubt that white people have stolen a lot of things from our people let alone our culture. This story behind the stolen music from musician Chuck Berry in the 1950s just serves as

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The FOLK Impact

The FOLK Impact Folk music originated in the 17th century among  Southern Slaves. As slaves converted to Christianity they began to write songs based on their interpretation of the religion. They created their own traditions

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