African-American Music Appreciation Month

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that the month of June would be a celebration of African-American music. Continue the tradition by exploring CDs, books, and movies by and about African-American artists. 

Books

Traces the history of the network of African-American nightclubs known as the "chitlin' circuit" that influenced the creation of rock and roll music in America in the 1930s and 1940s.

"Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with go-to music biographer David Ritz, in this wildly entertaining and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul"--.

CDs

Thriller [sound recording] by Michael Jackson

Movies

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