Course Description

United States History

HIUS 3559

New Course in United States History

Sounds of Blackness
Fall 2016

This course examines black popular music from the Civil Rights era to the contemporary moment.  Much of the course focuses on the musical practices of African Americans; however our readings and discussions take seriously the deep connections between African American musical practices and other modes of cultural exchange within black diasporic communities in the United States and beyond. 

Course Type:
Discussion Sections:

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
Department Contacts