SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
"Respect" Highlights the Other Black Women Artists who Helped Aretha Franklin Become the Queen of Soul
by Fredara M. Hadley
"Black women, even female Black entertainers, are rarely accorded that sense of control over their own lives. But as Aretha Franklin’s longevity in music and life demonstrated, the possibilities are endless when Black women are the center of their own universe."
SOURCE: Southern Spaces
by Claudrena N. Harold
Professor Harold's new book looks at gospel music in the late 20th century and reappraises it as a period of artistic innovation, not of misguided pursuit of commercial or crossover success.
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