Historian's Take

The Untold Origins of the Black & Blind Musician

Episode 7 | 7m 29s  | Video has closed captioning.

There’s a long history of blind Black musicians in the US dating back to the 19th century, from Blind Tom to Ray Charles. Join recording artist Lachi and Professor Danielle Bainbridge to discuss the history on why blindness seems like a common thread among Black musicians. And how modern musicians have changed the narrative on disability in performance.

Aired: 07/14/22

Rating: NR


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