A Sound for Recognition: Blues music and the African American Community

Posted: November 8, 2012 in Definitions, History, Rémy Corbet

Author: Rémy Corbet

Source: Masters Degree, Southern Illinois University, 2011

A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Masters in History in the Graduate School
Department of History Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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“Blues music is a reflection of all the changes that shaped the African American experience. It is an affirmation of the African American identity, looking forward to the future with one eye glancing at the past. It is a reminder of the tragedies and inequalities that accompanied African Americans from slavery to official freedom, then from freedom to equality. It is the witness of the development of African Americans, and of their acculturation to the individual voice, symbol of the American ethos, which made the link between their African past and their American future.”

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