African American Music of the 20th century

Timeline created by haydenheisch
In Music
  • Musicals 1900s - 19200s

    Musicals 1900s - 19200s
    These theaters were the one of the first musical performing opportunities for black Americans. They were performed by blacks for blacks. There musical style during this time was soon to be considered as classical and pioneered for later musicians to come
  • 1950 - 1960

    1950 - 1960
    Jazz hit the mainstream and was the first time African-American music culture was accepted as an art form.
  • 1970s - 1980s

    1970s - 1980s
    Soul music was hitting mainstream charts using playful rhythm in their songwriting.
  • 1990s

    1990s was the hip hop area and musicians were able to artistically express their problems with racial discrimination.