Taking a class like Survey of African American Music was very important in my progression as a student of music and life at large. Music is expression and is always a reflection of the times whether its right or wrong. Black music is very much so apart of the American cultural experience. The difference between Black Music and Popular American music is there is no difference. Black people have become an integral part of the American experience. The bottom line is that there is a difference and we should embrace that difference as black people. We come from very humble beginnings materially in America but we have always been very rich in spirit. It is our spirit that has carried us throughout all these years and it will be the same spirit that gets us our of compromising situations.