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Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

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Regina Bradley, Adam Gussow & Claudrena Harold discuss the ways that music, history & race intersect in the creation of American identity.

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Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

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Regina N. Bradley, author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South, is an alumna Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at Harvard University and an assistant professor of English and African diaspora studies at Kennesaw State University.

Adam Gussow, author of Whose Blues?: Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music, is professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and author of four previous books on the blues. He is currently appearing on Netflix in Satan & Adam.

Claudrena N. Harold, author of When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras, is a professor at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses in labor history, African American History, and Black Studies.

Thanks to our bookseller for this event, UVA Bookstore.

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As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below or simply make plans to watch on Facebook.com/VaBookFest. The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on VaBook.org/Watch. The Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of Virginia Humanities.

Thanks to W. Tucker Lemon, advocate for Reading Under the Influence, for his support of this program.

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