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What the Blues Say

What the Blues Say

Chapter:
(p.53) 5. What the Blues Say
Source:
Free Jazz/Black Power
Author(s):
Philippe CarlesJean-Louis Comolli, Grégory Pierrot
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0006

This chapter surveys the history of African presence in the United States from slavery to the 20th century, detailing the evolution of legal, economic, cultural and political status for black Americans in the country. The chapter discusses African American art, politics and the importance of music in African American culture.

Keywords:   Slavery, History, Literature, Politics, Organization

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