Black Music Appreciation Month Further Proves That American Culture Is Black Culture

June is officially Black Music Appreciation Month, a designation created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. Last month, President Joe Biden issued a presidential proclamation acknowledging this year’s recognition of Black music. “For generations, Black music has conveyed the hopes and struggles of a resilient people,” Biden’s proclamation said, highlighting “spirituals mourning the original sin of slavery and later heralding freedom from bondage, hard truths told through jazz and the sounds of Motown during the Civil Rights movement, and hip-hop and rhythm and blues that remind us of the work that still lies ahead.” As the president’s remarks note, Black music has served a variety of artistic, social and political purposes throughout the country’s history.

Articles You May Like

James Pickens Jr. (1954- )
Azriel Is Using Music To Find Healing, Sexual Empowerment For Herself And Other Women
Twitter Goes Wild After Drake Joins Backstreet Boys To Perform ’90s Classic Song
The Top Iota Phi Theta Graduation Photos of Spring 2022
Viral News Anchor Couple Robert Burton And Jeannette Reyes Welcome Baby Girl

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

3 + 18 =