Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood Review by Jadah Best

In the article,  Alisha Lola Jones begins by introducing the amazing things thus far woman have done. Women movements such as “#MeToo” have been big headlines over the past year . Jones continues with the idea that, some 94% of black women voted for Hillary Clinton—the largest concentration of any demographic to go for any candidate in the presidential election.”  History tells us that within history black artist provides a pathway for themselves first and then others to come. I greatly enjoyed the flow in which the information was presented throughout the text. The article was extremely informative as well as inspiring. 

Marian Anderson was one of the musical artists that paved the pathway for many other women. She is most well-known  performing at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall which  desegregated the space. Anderson used her fame in order connect African culture to English culture by the use of folk idioms.  Anderson devoted her life to womanism in which she understands not only what it means to be a woman but also the importance of both male and female counterparts ultimate survival. Often times we praise the woman musical artist that we see today without giving credit to the woman that came before them and created that social change/ platform for them to be on. Jones clearly articulated the importance of women in music and the tribulations that they had to endure. 

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