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Further Reading

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era.. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2001.

This book exposes how the white majority in American still holds negative stereotypes about minorities.

Cannon, Bob. "A simple twist of feet." Entertainment Weekly 188 (9/17/1993): 96.

Cannon explains how Chubby Checker's "The Twist" sparked rock and roll's first nationwide dance craze.

Chappell, Kevin. "How blacks invented rock and roll: R&B stars created foundations of multibillion-dollar music industry." Ebony 52:3 (1/1997): 52.

In this article Chappell argues that black blues musicians have not been given credit they deserve for their contribution to creating rock and roll music.

Howard, Gregory Allen. Remember The Titans .2000.

This movie retells the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Rated PG. 113 minutes

Nichols, David,, ed.. The Cambridge History of American Music.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 1998.

This resource reviews many influences on American music, including Native American music, sacred and secular music, African-American music, folk music, popular music, stage and film music, rock and roll, jazz, avant-garde, and experimental music.

Sanjek, Russell and David Sanjek. Pennies from Heaven: The American Popular Music Business in the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988 update 1996.

A comprehensive introduction to the business of American popular music in the twentieth century is given in this work.

Web Sites

Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia

This website on the history of radio and television broadcasting in Philadelphia includes video and audio clips from early radio and television broadcasts, photographs, biographies, and articles.

Songwriters Hall of Fame

The site includes biographies, discographies, photographs, and relevant materials of rock and roll songwriters.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications: American Bandstand

This site provides a brief synopsis of the history of American Bandstand and television's impact on the music industry.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

This website offers an expanded look at the geography of events in civil rights history.

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