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By Geneva H. Southall

This paintings specializes in the talk surrounding the yankee blind black pianist Blind Tom. Born into slavery in 1849, was once a musicain of wonderful ability. the writer asks questions about the skills of black performers, their skill to climate the twin stigmatization of racism and (in Blind Tom's case) actual incapacity to provide song not only useful of rememberance yet of value to the culture of yankee arts from which they have been concurrently excluded. the writer does not simply inform a sad story of a black musical prodigy but in addition investigates tangled problems with race, racism, musical ability, American tradition, and the collective stereotypes that pockmarked the US after the Civil War.

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