HISTORY + MUSIC

African American Music As American History

Censorship, banning books, and dishonest teaching can’t stop the truth

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4 min readApr 24, 2023

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The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1893 — Public Domain

Governor Ron DeSantis and other Republican governors around the country think they can stop the story of African Americans from being told by passing book bans and censoring discussions about race, but they can’t. It’s never…

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'bumpyjonas…
Momentum

word scratcher, baller, shot caller, born in a city made of chocolate.