Blues Narrative: Blues People, COVID-19, and Civil Unrest
School of Journalism and Broadcasting
Additional Departmental Affiliation
Folk Studies and Anthropology
The “Blues Narrative: Blues People, COVID-19, and Civil Unrest” focuses on African Americans born between 1945 and 2004. The article delves into the establishment of homes, lifestyles, and traditions on a concrete terrain with Southern and country values, and shares how those values not only weathered the storm of many generations but how they armed interviewees to defend what some call an all-out attack on the Blues People in the present day. This is an ongoing project conducted from the perspective of a folklorist and ethnographer.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Ann Ferrell, Ph.D.
African American Studies | Anthropology | Ethnomusicology | Folklore
Pearley, Lamont P., "Blues Narrative: Blues People, COVID-19, and Civil Unrest" (2023). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 1010.