Music and Civil Rights

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Title:Music and civil rights

Interviews with people in some way connected to music, and who discuss the importance of musicians and the music industry to the struggle for civil rights. Interviewees include Eddie Ray, music executive and copyright commissioner; Lynne Turley, music teacher in Memphis City Schools; Earlice Taylor, director of the Tennessee Cultural Heritage Preservation Society and vocalist; Marc Willis, CEO of Soulsville, U.S.A.; Art Gilliam, chairman and president of Gilliam Communications, Inc.; and Onzie Horne Jr., activist.

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Subjects:Wilson, Slim | Ray, Edward W., 1926- | Domino, Fats, 1928- | Turley, Lynne | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Taylor, Earlice | Walker, Albertina | Cleveland, James | Willis, A. W., 1925-1988 | Brown, James, 1933-2006 | Mayfield, Curtis | Franklin, Aretha | Wonder, Stevie | Gilliam, Art | Willis, Marc E. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination | Horne, Onzie, 1923-1973 | Horne, Onzie O. | African Americans--Songs and music | African American musicians--Tennessee--Memphis | African American business enterprises--Tennessee--Memphis | African American businesspeople--Tennessee--Memphis | Music trade--United States | Music teachers--Tennessee--Memphis | African American singers--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Civil rights----Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights movements--Southern States | Civil rights--Southern States | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Race relations | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations--History--20th century | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Race relations--Religious aspects | Earth, Wind & Fire (Musical group) | Music--Instruction and study--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis | Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Institution:Rhodes College
Contributors:Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive Project (Rhodes College)
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