African-American Music Appreciation Month

African-American Music Appreciation Month

In 1979 President Jimmy Carter designated June as African-American Music Appreciation Month. I had the pleasure of spending our African-American Music Appreciation Month ceremony with the legendary Bill Withers, Bennie Maupin, Mon David and Reggie Andrews. These greats have changed not only African-American music, but all music, for the better, and it was fitting that we recognize them and their successes.