Negro spirituals were songs that were written by slaves. They usually had some type of hidden message behind them with a code of some sort to help them run away. They were spiritual songs. These songs became in 1865. Negro spirituals began in the south states. They were used as worship songs as well as work songs. 

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John Legend the Legend

JohnLegend John Stephens was born in in Springfield, Ohio on December 28, 1978. He is the child of  Phyllis and Ronald Stephens,. When John Legend

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Marian Anderson

Black women empowered each other and proved their independence music and performances. Marian Anderson was one of the biggest influencers with musical performances in the

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How Bessie Smith and BB King Shaped Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prKnYnIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHoXdHbMetE Between the 1920s and 1930s, Bessie Smith became the most popular female blues musician that there was. She led blues into its popular culture.

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Funk

In the 1970s, funk music was brought into the scene. It was a lively upbeat way to celebrate being black and having fun and being

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Jubilee Quartet

m jubilee quartets jubilee 1880-1929 transitional 1930-1943 Gospel Period 1946-1969 Create Your Own Playlist Toggle Content University A quartet at a school. Fisk Quartet- broke

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Folk Music

Elizabeth Cotten is one of the most popular folk musicians. Her music became a staple to folk music. Folk music became off of  Negro Spirtuals

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