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Black Music History Library

With a focus on reframing Black music history and a goal of making "resources about Black music history as comprehensive and accessible as possible," the wonderful collection of the Black Music History Library provides access to a diverse array of materials, including articles, books, documentaries, radio broadcasts, and podcasts. Educators, students, and other interested readers will find something to their liking, as the resources range from informal to scholarly, yet are united by the common thread of helping visitors learn about the origins of traditional and popular Black music from the eighteenth century onward. To facilitate discovery, resources are organized topically into genre folders (e.g., "Spirituals," "Disco," and "Reggae"), and chronologically within each topical folder. The site also has a helpful list of related websites and other relevant resources, including newsletters and blogs, which can be found by clicking the "Relevant Websites" folder on the page linked above. There are also folders with links to musicologists, historians and scholars, music journalists, and creatives. The library is curated by Jenzia Burgos, a music journalist from New York, and is supported by the initiative Critical Minded from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2021/1119
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Date of Scout Publication
November 19th
Date Of Record Creation
November 10th at 3:15pm
Date Of Record Release
November 11th at 9:06am
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