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A Postmodern Afro-American Secular Spirituality: Michael Jackson

A Postmodern Afro-American Secular Spirituality: Michael Jackson A Poslmodem Alro· American Secular Spirilu• alily: Michael Jackson Michael Eric Dyson [Michael fackson] will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he damn sure grabbed the brass ring, and the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo has nothing on Michael.-fames Baldwin Sometimes when you're treated unfairly it makes you stronger and more determined. Slavery was a terrible thing, but when black people in America finally got out from under that crushing system, they were stronger. They knew what it was to have your spirit crippled by people who are controlling your life. They were never going to let that happen again. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe.-Michael fackson Michael Jackson is arguably the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century. As an international superstar, Jackson has captured the de­ votion of a large segment of the world's population in a manner reserved for a select few historic personages. Jackson strikes a deep, primal chord in the human psyche, fascinating us, perhaps, because he so easily and eerily represents us, even mirrors us (all of us) at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

A Postmodern Afro-American Secular Spirituality: Michael Jackson

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Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1043-9455
eISSN
2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-3.2.98
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Abstract

A Poslmodem Alro· American Secular Spirilu• alily: Michael Jackson Michael Eric Dyson [Michael fackson] will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he damn sure grabbed the brass ring, and the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo has nothing on Michael.-fames Baldwin Sometimes when you're treated unfairly it makes you stronger and more determined. Slavery was a terrible thing, but when black people in America finally got out from under that crushing system, they were stronger. They knew what it was to have your spirit crippled by people who are controlling your life. They were never going to let that happen again. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe.-Michael fackson Michael Jackson is arguably the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century. As an international superstar, Jackson has captured the de­ votion of a large segment of the world's population in a manner reserved for a select few historic personages. Jackson strikes a deep, primal chord in the human psyche, fascinating us, perhaps, because he so easily and eerily represents us, even mirrors us (all of us) at

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1989

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