Great Moments in African American Music History

American music impressively includes a multitude of genres—rock, blues, country, gospel, rhythm and blues, and rap, just to name a few. Similarly, there are a multitude of great moments in African American music history—too many to name here. Still, I will give you a few that are especially significant:

Want to find out more about the history of African American music? Check out one of these books.

From Swing to Soul: Learn about some of the groundbreaking artists of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and soul in this pictorial history.

Lift Every Voice examines the history of African American music from enslavement in West Africa to modern times in America.

The Story of African American Music explores how African American music has shaped many of the musical genres that we listen to today.

What's your favorite moment in African American music history? Let me know in the comments.