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The following was taken directly from the course syllabus:
Final research paper
8-10 page paper- minimum 5 printed sources and 1 audio source. Include music analysis and don’t abuse internet sources- go to the library! More guidelines to follow.
Assigned topic- Connect Black American Music to the recent Black Lives Matter Movement.
What are the connections between the two?
You may want to consider integrating any of these areas into your paper:
Women and Race in America
Slave Songs and Spirituals Ralph Ellison
Ring Shout, Field Hollars and Work Songs Blacks in cinema and theatre
Black classical composers Aretha Franklin
Woman blues singers Mahalia Jackson
Thomas A Dorsey- Gospel music Robert Johnson
The blues evolution W.C. Handy
Tupac Shakur Dinah Washington
Stax Records Motown Records
John Coltrane Miles Davis
Bessie Smith Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Duke Ellington Muddy Waters
Beale Street- Memphis Chicago Blues
John Lee Hooker Louis Armstrong
Billie Holiday Mary Lou Williams
New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Jazz Little Richard
William Grant Still Otis Redding
Soul Music James Brown
Race Records Howlin’ Wolf
Delta Blues Fisk Jubilee Singers
Black literature and music History of black dance
Scott Joplin Bessie Smith
Women in Black Music
Critical Analysis/Thinking for reading, written assignments and oral presentations