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Posted on: March 9, 2021

The Blue and Beyond

African Americans have struggled to overcome injustice and 
achieve equality, and their story has been told in many ways.


The African American journey in the United States over the past few hundred years is 
documented by and reflected in the evolution of their music. From field hollers and
camp meetings to old spirituals, the blues, and today’s popular genres, music is the
means by which African Americans tell their stories. It is impossible to separate the
music from the story, or the story from the music. Understanding the music history
helps us value how far we have come as a country, and how far we still have to go.

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