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African American Music

Music styles of African Americans from colonial times to the present

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended Books

Recommended Audio Recordings

Video Resources

For an overview of the role that music has played in civil rights, check out the following DVD:

Soundtrack for a Revolution: DVD Video 10772


Individual Films available through streaming video (log on required from off campus):

Mavis! Gospel Music Legend and Civil Rights Activist Mavis Staples

Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

Interlibrary Loan

Users are encouraged to search for items beyond University Libraries' catalog via RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and WorldCat. Materials not available in print or online may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Please allow up to seven days for electronic delivery and up to fourteen days for delivery of physical items.