Blues Narrative: Blues People, COVID-19, and Civil Unrest

Lamont Jack Pearley ()

The Blues Narrative: Blues People, COVID29 & Civil Unrest” presentation will discuss a specific aspect of the ongoing project documenting African Americans born between 1945 and 2004 which raises awareness of how interviewees defended what some call an ‘all-out attack' on the Blues People in modern-day utilizing traditions of old. This presentation will focus on an interviewee from Oklahoma while referencing some of the other narrators who have similar stories of blackness while being Indian.

Part of 08-06 Black Oklahoma: Past, Present, and Futures, Saturday, October 15, 10:30 am–12:30 pm