Founded at Columbia College Chicago in 1983, the Center for Black Music Research is the only organization of its kind. It exists to illuminate the significant role that black music plays in world culture by serving as a nexus for all who value black music, by promoting scholarly thought and knowledge about black music, and by providing a safe haven for the materials and information that document the black music experience across Africa and the diaspora.
1867 Emma Azalia Smith Hackley (concert singer) born in
1915 William Billy Kersands (minstrel entertainer) died in Artesia, N.Mex.
1925 Hale Smith (composer) born in Cleveland, Ohio
Summer 2016 Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996
618 South Michigan,
10 am – 5 pm
Call for appointment for M-F 9a to 10a or 4p to 5p.
Phone: (312) 369-7559
Fax: (312) 369-8029