6 Books for Black Teens That Can Coincide with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement


Blues People By Amiri Baraka

The excerpt from the introduction states: “The path the slave took to ‘citizenship’ is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen’s music — through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz… [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music.”