Encyclopedia of African American music
"Showcases all facets of African American music, including folk, religious, concert, and popular styles of today. Illuminates the profound role that African American music has plays in American cultural history."
Lift every voice : the history of African American music
"Traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black contributions to classical, country, and other American music forms-depict the continuities and innovations that mark both the music and the history of African Americans."
Music of Black Americans : A History
A comprehensive chronicle covering nearly 400 years of music from the time of the first arrival in North America. Extensive bibliography, discography, and timelines for each period covered.
maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library