CHF 2014: Journeys
The Sounds of Freedom
The UIC Forum comes alive with an hour of iconic
American music. Johari Jabir, acclaimed musician and
University of Illinois at Chicago professor of African
American studies, celebrates the place of gospel music
in the civil rights movement. Take a sonic tour from Rev.
James Cleveland’s pioneering sound to Nina Simone’s
This program is presented in partnership with the UIC
Institute for the Humanities.
Image by Annie Dipert
Johari Jabir is an assistant professor in the department of African American studies at UIC. Johari is an artist, teacher, and scholar whose musical formation began with the Gospel Blues tradition of St. Louis, MO, where he was born and raised. His teaching and research interests are the intersections of race, history, culture, and American Empire.
CHF Suggests Related links and resources for further study
Leaders And Thinkers
- Johari Jabir
- Faculty page at University of Illinois at Chicago