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Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.


Regina N. Bradley, author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South, is an alumna Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at Harvard University and an assistant professor of English and African diaspora studies at Kennesaw State University.

Adam Gussow, author of Whose Blues?: Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music, is professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and author of four previous books on the blues. He is currently appearing on Netflix in Satan & Adam.

Claudrena N. Harold, author of When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras, is a professor at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses in labor history, African American History, and Black Studies.

Thanks to theirbookseller for this event, UVA Bookstore.


Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, March 15, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm