Gil Scott Heron, The Revolutionist

Thesis Gil Scott-Heron was a controversial poet and songwriter whose willingness to undeniably speak the truth, laid the foundation for future socially conscious artists.  Who was Gil Scott Heron? In the city of Chicago, Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1948. He was born to his mother, Bobbie Scott-Heron who worked as a librarian […]

“Record Row” The Height of Black entrepreneurship

Christine Bynum SMU What, Where, and why was “Record Row”?Record row was located on Michigan Ave in Chicago. It was the center of inspiration for Black music between the 1950s and 1970. It was filled with bars, shops, and many black-owned record labels. It was the first real opportunity where Black artists could perform regularly […]