Dr. Johnson,

I really thought I knew what to expect from this class. I also thought with the musical experience I have been exposed to throughout my life, I would know a lot. I was wrong, on both accounts. I appreciate getting to go back in time, to my grandparents time, and even before that, and learning about the history. I have realized how important that is to know your history. Now I feel comfortable enough to talk about the commodification of African American music with ALL RACES. Thank you for all that you have taught me.

Best,

Kennedy Brooks