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Reframing the Music Classroom: 1970s to 1980s

This resource guide aims to center the voices of scholars and musicians who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in our research and pedagogy.

Diana Ross: 1944-

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Ike Turner: 1937-2007

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Michael Jackson: 1958-2009

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He is known as the king of pop for a reason. Michael Jackson’s Thriller is the first time that black music was actually promoted to not only black people, but people of all color and all nationality, and that was a huge leap in black music.

Tina Turner: 1939 -

Prince: 1958-2016

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