Pioneering African Americans: African American Musicians & Entertainers, 1st Edition

  • Joanne Randolph
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093069
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093065
  • DDC: 780.89
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Imagine a world in which gospel, the blues, jazz, R&B, and rock 'n' roll didn't exist. These indigenous American musical forms are the product of, and a moving expression of the African American experience. Musical geniuses and innovators like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, B. B. King, and Jimi Hendrix turned individual and collective histories of suffering and injustice into soul-stirring, monumental art that shattered boundaries, shifted perceptions, and contributed to progress in civil rights. Their efforts were matched by other African Americans in the entertainment field, like Jackie Robinson, Josephine Baker, and Sidney Poitier. A celebration of music, movies, and a growing movement for equality, this collection will inspire, enlighten, and energize teen readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Mississippi Music.
2: Blues Pioneers.
3: Jazz Greats.
4: Dazzling Dancers.
5: The American Negro Theatre.
Further Reading.