This was my first presentation to make and it was on contributions of variou s African Americans to the music we have today. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED
Text of African american contributions
1. Dr. Bernice JohnsonReagonOctober 14th1942
2. LIFE AND EDUCATIONWent to Albany state university in 1959.
she was active in NAACP(National association for the advancement of
colored people) aswell as the SNCC (Student non violent
Coordinating committee)Later on joined Spellman university after
she was expelled .In 1975, she got a Ph. D from Howarduniversity.
3. ContributionsShe was a member of the Freedom singersIn 1973 she
founded the Sweet Honey and the Rockgroup where she sang with them
until she retired.This group express their history as women of
colorthrough song, dance, and sign
4. Scott Joplin1967/1968? 5. LIFEScott was a composer and pianist
who was born in North Texas.He got his training from Julius WeissHe
worked as a laborer with the railroad before he quit to traveland
perform.He performed in South America as well as in Chicago at
theWorlds fair of 1893. 6. ContributionsHe composed 44 original
ragtime pieces as well asmusicals.One of his works, the entertainer
was used in academyaward winning movie the sting and has become
popularin many parts of the
world.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmruHc4S9QThe maple leaf rag
was alos a great hit of
contribution to ragtime gave him the position ofKing of ragtime
music as well as a Pulitzer prize. 7. bibliography1.