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Music Maker Minute - Race in U.S.

Series produced by Music Maker Relief Foundation

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Set to the background of their own music, African American roots and blues artists share personal reflections on racial discrimination and the Black experience in America.

Featuring stories and music by roots and blues artists from the Music Maker Relief Foundation roster, this mini-series explores the complexities and nuances of the Black experience in America.

You will hear from Clyde Langford (Centerville, TX), Rufus McKenzie (Perry, GA), Freeman Vines (Fountain, SC), and Big Ron Hunter (Winston-Salem, NC).

We hope these stories will give voice to unheard perspectives and will bring greater depth to existing histories of race in the U.S.


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Rufus McKenzie of Perry, GA shares a tale of degradation in exchange for a meal.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Clyde Langford recounts the fears and fruits of seeking equality...of bacon.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 08:10
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Big Ron Hunter is invited inside to eat with his friends.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 11:08
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Luthier, Freeman Vines talks about the guitar he's building from the wood of the old hanging tree.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 09:15