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Photo. "The Back Porch Boys" of Stuart: Florida

Find out about the guitar players who came before you, and perhaps, even perfect your own abilities. [...] »

Sheet music cover, He always came home to tea, W.M., 1877, LoC

What do the songs people sing tell us about their lives? Do they sing about tragedy? About love and happiness? How do their tunes reflect their personal stories? [...] »

Photo, Payne's Band, Musicians Local No. 627 and the Mutual. . . site

Have you heard of musicians' unions? Learn about a 20th-century African American jazz organization. [...] »

Illustration, Harriet Tubman leads runaways into Canada, National Geographic...

Would you have survived along the Underground Railroad? [...] »

Sheet Music, Willie off the Yacht, c. 1897, John L. Golden, NYPL

Dance the jitterbug, or enjoy lunch break to the sounds of a brass band. [...] »

Illustrated cover, A china heart, 1899, Maribel Seymore, CA Sheet Music Project.

Scanned images from more than 2,700 pieces of sheet music provide insight into life in 1852–1900 California. [...] »

Image, Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley.., 1938-43, 2001, LoC

Listen to African American Blues from the Fort Valley Music Festivals of 1938-1943. [...] »

Western Wednesdays

Let your students compare the entertainment of yesteryear—radio—with the TV shows and other media in their homes today. [...] »

Photo, Alan Jabbour Provides an Introduction..., 1985, Library of Congress

Listen to a century of Omaha speeches and songs. Hear the influences of Native American music on contemporary tunes. [...] »

Photo, Irene and Vernon Castle, full-length, in dancing position

Introduce yourself to ragtime music and the time which gave birth to it. [...] »

 
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