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African-American Music

Music styles of African Americans from colonial times to the present

Selected Books on Music and the Civil Rights Movement

  • The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America, by Raymond Arsenault
    ML 420 .A6 A77 2009
  • Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement, by Reiland Rabaka
    ML 3917 .U6 R33 2016
  • Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations, by Brian Ward
    ML 3479 .W37 1998
  • Protest & Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion
    ML 3556 .S8 1990
  • Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop, by Denise Sullivan
    ML 3556 .S94 2011
  • A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America, by Craig Werner
    ML 3479 .W47 2006

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Recordings in the Music Collection

  • Black Power: Music of a Revolution
    Compact Disc 20574
  • I Have a Dream: 10 Inspirational Songs of Hope and Triumph
    Compact Disc 22406
  • Soundtrack for a Revolution
    Compact Disc 21136
  • We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins
    Compact Disc 8350
  • Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs, 1960-1966
    Compact Disc 18233
  • Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs
    Compact Disc 2788