CBMR Hosts New BMRC Fellow
This summer the CBMR will host one of four recipients of the 2014 Black Metropolis Research Consortium’s Short-Term Fellowships in African American Studies. Garnette Cadogan, an independent researcher and former recipient of a CBMR Travel to the Collections grant, will conduct research on Jamaican popular music for an in-process biography of reggae music great, Bob Marley, and for a study of the music in its own right. Through his project, “The Myriad Roots of Jamaican Popular Music,” Cadogan will explore and document the influence of Jamaican gospel music, looking at its derivation from and interaction with American gospel music and its role and influence on Jamaican popular music. Cadogan also plans to conduct research at the Chicago Public Library Special Collections and the Melville J. Herskovits Collection at Northwestern University.
This is the sixth year of the BMRC Fellows Program, which provides support for outstanding researchers of all disciplines from across the country working on all aspects of African-American History, with preference given to those applicants who might make best use of BMRC consortia members’ archival collections in Chicago. This fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Cadogan will be the fourteenth BMRC fellow that the CBMR has hosted. For a complete list of former CBMR BMRC fellows, see this article in the Spring 2013 issue of CBMR Digest.