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Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities

Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities Chatman's verses are made even more humorous by the chorus that separates them: I'm bound to change my name, I have to paint my face So I won't be kin to that Ethiopian race. On the one hand, this blues song is probably an innocent bit of £un­ making, like the story about the Jew, the white man, and the black man. On the other hand, the comic self-portrayal of the black race in the blues and in folk tales probably reveals a much deeper issue that theomusicology must seek to disclose. Because of the correlations between these genres, a comparative study of the iJlues and the vast corpus of collected folk stories will best broach the mask of wit and the mantle of waggery in order to derive conclusions that are most revealing. Button, James W. Blacks and Social Change: lmpad of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989 . This sociological work by James Button documents and analyzes changes that occurred in southern communities as a result of one of the most significant events in American history, the civil rights movement. Using six communities in Florida as representative, But­ ton's comparative http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities

Black Sacred Music , Volume 4 (2) – Sep 1, 1990

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Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press
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1043-9455
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2640-9879
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10.1215/10439455-4.2.58
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Abstract

Chatman's verses are made even more humorous by the chorus that separates them: I'm bound to change my name, I have to paint my face So I won't be kin to that Ethiopian race. On the one hand, this blues song is probably an innocent bit of £un­ making, like the story about the Jew, the white man, and the black man. On the other hand, the comic self-portrayal of the black race in the blues and in folk tales probably reveals a much deeper issue that theomusicology must seek to disclose. Because of the correlations between these genres, a comparative study of the iJlues and the vast corpus of collected folk stories will best broach the mask of wit and the mantle of waggery in order to derive conclusions that are most revealing. Button, James W. Blacks and Social Change: lmpad of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989 . This sociological work by James Button documents and analyzes changes that occurred in southern communities as a result of one of the most significant events in American history, the civil rights movement. Using six communities in Florida as representative, But­ ton's comparative

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1990

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