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Black Music Month

black music month

June is the month we celebrate and recognize the contribution of Black musicians, composers and innovators in the field of American Music. Black music is varied and diverse. It is the foundation for much of the popular music of each decade from spirituals to rap to rock and roll.  Here you will find links to the history of black music, books and biographies of the movers and shakers of the industry, and some websites with music samples. You might just discover a new favorite, or enjoy an old one.

These links will take you to our digital catalog with suggestions of just some of the e-books we have available:

These websites provide samples of music and information on Black Music Month:

Some great You Tube videos: