Shine Your Light on the World: Sonic Visionaries in African American Music

This post was written by Zandria F. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Memphis ; Blogger, New South Negress ; and author of  This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South  (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) March participants sing during a Deacons of Defense march through Bogalusa. Song was the glue that helped hold the civil rights community together. It fostered courage in... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Brooks + Memphis Urban League Young Professionals

The National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering underserved communities. It began in 1910, when Dr. George Edmund Haynes and Ruth Standish Baldwin–a Black man and White woman–found themselves both “deeply concerned about the health and welfare of the African-American migrants,” They started the Committee on Urban Conditions among Negroes (CUAN) in New York City, for those who moved north to escape segregation but did not... Read More
Posted by Andria Lisle at Saturday, March 7, 2015
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