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Rewriting Rock: New Takes on Black Women in Rock and Pop History

Presented by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 22 2021
Rewriting Rock: New Takes on Black Women in Rock and Pop History

A DISCUSSION ON BLACK WOMEN IN ROCK & ROLL

Authors Daphne Brooks (Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound) and Maureen Mahon (Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll) discuss their newly-published books on Black women in pop music. These works are part of a wave of new writing on Black women in rock and pop that sheds light on how dominant views of gender, race, sexuality, and genre affected not only their careers, but how their stories were minimized or written out of music

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