This June, AARP proudly celebrates Black Music Month—a time to recognize and applaud the rich impact of African American music on our country’s history. Over the centuries, Black music has evolved and triumphed, not only shaping America’s traditions but also preserving the experiences and culture of the Black community. From joy and success to pain and perseverance, Black artists continue to create emotional content with palpable lyrics and rhythms that unite and inspire millions.
AARP Tennessee knows we’re all trying to do our best to embrace our differences. To help with this journey, we’ve partnered with Cultural and Career Strategist Derek Young and the National Museum for African-American Music for a 2-part series to talk about the part we all play in creating and cultivating equitable relationships and how music can help bring us together.