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African-American Music Appreciation Month

African-American Music Appreciation Month is observed every June. June as Black Music Appreciation Month was first observed by proclamation issued by President Jimmy Carter in June 1979.  The observation was changed to it’s current name by President African-American Music Appreciation Month | He updated that proclamation in June 2016:

This month, we celebrate the music that reminds us that our growth as a Nation and as people is reflected in our capacity to create great works of art. Let us recognize the performers behind this incredible music, which has compelled us to stand up — to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country’s enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all.

-Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation — African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016 |


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