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Trouble so hard: Black sacred music and the civil rights movement in the United States

Repository: Baylor University. Institute for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): This project aims to tell the history of the African American community in the United States since Reconstruction through the lens of black sacred music, but with a primary focus on black gospel music and the struggle for Civil Rights. Proposed interviewees include both those who were involved in black sacred music and those who were involved on the political side, with emphasis on their observations and opinions on the importance and influence of music in the struggle.

Language: English

Interviewees: Paul Breines, Mamie Brown-Mason, Jimmy Collier, David Fankhauser, Bob Friedman, Evelyn Hardy, Cleopatra Kennedy, Roscoe Robinson, Dick W. Simpson, Candi Staton, David M. Wallace, A. D. Watson, Inez Andrews, Jeff Brown, Henry Burton, Reuben Burton, Howard Carrol St., Charles Clency, Elorgia Coleman, Jessy Dixon, Robert Dixon, Erskine Faush, Bob Filner, Mary Lou Finley, Larry K. Ford, James Foster, Eloise Ford Gaffney, Gregory Donald Gay, Nims E. Gay, Jr., Willie James Grace, Willie G. Graves, Reginald Green, Hermene Hartman, Linwood Heath, Eddie Jackson, Stanley Keeble, John Lawrence, Antoinette P. Lee, John Lewis, Willie Joe Ligon, Gladys McFadden, Alphonson Petway, Rosephanye Dunn Powel, Reverend Donald Solomon, Fortune Stephenson, Barry Leo Taylor, James Alex Taylor, Steven Allen Taylor, Jean Denton Thompson, Madeline Thompson, Isaac Whitmon, Joe Williams Jr., Wayne Williams, N.B. Wooding Jr., Maceo Woods,

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American singers
Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
Gospel music--Political aspects


Sound recordings


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