The recently begun “Hallowed Ground” feature on Clore Chronicles continues within the Black History Month & Music series by highlighting a few, key locations in Black Music history.
Faubourg Treme, New Orleans. The oldest Black neighborhood in America. It’s the home of Jazz and where the Civil Rights Movement started. Check out this trailer for a 2007-documentary entitled Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans.
Harlem, New York City. The Apollo.
Detroit. Hitsville U.S.A, Motown’s original headquarters.
Memphis. Beale Street.
Clarksdale, Mississippi. Where Robert Johnson allegedly made a deal with the Devil.
Steps of The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. Among other events, in 1939, Marian Anderson performed an Easter day concert here (photo below) after being denied access to Constitution Hall due to her race.