The Jim Crow period was a period with the popular Minstrel show. White people painted their faces black and caricaturedthe manners of blacks.
The blues is the first music born on American soil, it was born from the misfortune of black slaves, it is a simple music, rough, haunted by the disappointed hopes of emancipation.
Today's African-American music like blues, jazz, hip-hop, or soul would not be what it is without The History of America. African-American music is currently ubiquitous around the world and continues to carry a message of freedom for the black people.