Infographic: The Living Legacy of African American Music

Each June since 1979, the sitting President of the United States has issued a proclamation honoring the heritage, legacy, and contemporary work of African American musicians. For 2012, GMR Marketing teamed up with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to showcase the contributions of some of the finest musicians in American history. The stories of these artists and their work are rich and ongoing. Thanks to our friends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their assistance with this infographic – and thanks, especially, to these and countless other African American musicians who’ve contributed amazing sounds to the American musical fabric.