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AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH – June

African American Music Appreciation MonthAFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH

Since 1979, the United States has set aside the month of June to appreciate the musical contributions of its African-American musicians, composers, singers and songwriters.

Inspired to celebrate an enduring artform, Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright and Dyana Williams pursued creating Black Music Month.

On June 7 of that year, President Jimmy Carter decreed June to be Black Music Month. Each year since, Americans have celebrated the iconic music loved by generations.

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