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Discovering music: the blues
Discovering music: the blues

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This free course was written by Naomi Barker. It was first published in May 2019.

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Langston Hughes: Langston Hughes and the Chicago Defender: Essays on Race, Politics and Culture 1942-1962 (University of Illinois Press). Used by permission.


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