music series in the form of heartAfrican-American Music Appreciation Month
1-30 June  2017

Originally created as Black Music Month in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter, the name of this annual celebration was changed in 2009 by President Barack Obama who said African-American music and musicians have helped the country “to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country’s enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all.” (1)

For Further Reading

IMAGE: AdobeStock_94312210, music series in the form of heart, licensed to ">Pat Richley-Erickson.
(1) “Presidential Proclamation — African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016, Barack Obama, The White House, May 31, 2016. ( : viewed 31 May 2017.)

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