BK 266 R&B in American: The Reds, the Whites, and the Blues (Fall/Spring: 3)

Cross Listed with MU 321
This course will first explore how political media has exploited fear in its constituents to attain more political power and will track how performers of protest songs have used their platform to publish and challenge this exploitation.

Even at risk of being blacklisted in the McCarthy era or blackballed in the War on Terror, blues artists like Josh White and Woody Guthrie paved the way for protest music in every genre. From Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, the tradition of protest music has flourished to create a grass roots checks and balances that is needed now more than ever.
Chauncey McGlathery

Last Updated: 17-OCT-11