Who’s Got the Blues & Why Lecture – Dr. Daphne Duval-Harrison

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Lamont Jack Pearley

Dr. Daphne Harrison, former Chair of the Africana Studies, and Dr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor of History, joined the Marc Steiner Show on Tuesday, June 19, for a segment called Juneteenth: Holiday Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery in Texas. The oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

Who’s Got the Blues & Why is presented by Dr. Daphne Duval-Harrison and takes a look at the development of “Blues” music through various examples through the ages. A very comprehensive history of the roots of “Blues” music by a noted music author/historian.

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