Black Music Appreciation Month



BlackHistory-101 celebrates the 30 days of June by highlighting artists, music and genres of Black Americans.




On June 2, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the observance of Black Music Month under a new title, African-American Appreciation Month. Originally started as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, on June 7, 1979.  He decreed that June would be the month of Black Music.


Check out the President Obama’s Proclamation:

The official Proclamation by President Obama is available here via PDF.


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  Former US President Jimmy Carter poses for a photo as he promotes his new book "A Call To Action Women, Religion, Violence, And Power" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on March 25, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Former US President Jimmy Carter (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Read our recent post, President Carter & Black Music.  A speech by President Jimmy Carter from June of 1979 honoring Black Music.





A Focus of Black Artists, Genres, and Important Events in Black Music.

Posts and Stories During in the Month of June 2015.



Check out our first article for Black Music Appreciation Month: The Sound of The Times and a Motown Quiz.








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