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Black Music Appreciation Lesson Plans

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In 1979, President Jimmy Carter declared that June would be Black Music Month to recognize the incredible influence that Black music has had on the U.S. and the world. In 2000, President Bill Clinton made the first official presidential proclamation recognizing June as Black Music Month. Use this collection of resources to teach about the impact Black artists have had on the music landscape.

Use this curated collection of free preK-12 lesson plans, activities and resources to teach the history of Black music in June and throughout the year.

A Proclamation on Black Music Appreciation Month, 2022

"Perhaps no music has had as profound and powerful an impact in shaping America’s musical score as Black music."

Read President Biden's 2022 presidential proclamation.