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By Geneva H. Southall

This paintings makes a speciality of 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 abilities of black performers, their skill to climate the twin stigmatization of racism and (in Blind Tom's case) actual incapacity to supply tune not only worthwhile of rememberance yet of value to the culture of yank arts from which they have been at the same time 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 United States after the Civil War.

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