Love soul food? Even though the American South is a couple of thousand miles away, Los Angeles, California, is home to many African American soul food eateries steeped in a history of migration worth celebration. During the mid-1960s, the term “soul food” was adopted because of the popularity of the word “soul” to describe African American culture. Steeped in a history of enslavement in the American South and lack of access to quality ingredients, African American cooks had to make do with what they had available with ingredients post-emancipation,... Read more
By Kyrie Blackman, Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern for the Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative
The Autry is preparing for a new exhibit, slated to open in 2021, called Imagined Wests . What does that even mean? How does one imagine the American West? There are no right or wrong answers to these questions; your answers may vary based on how old you are or where you live. We are all connected to the West in more ways than one may think. There is an interconnectedness that reaches far past American soil, and many artists use their platforms to... Read more
Linda Martell's presentation as a singer showed an overlap between R&B and C&W in the 1960s and '70s.
By Kyrie Blackman, Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern for the Autry's Collecting Community History Initiative
Country music often serves as the soundtrack of the American West. Its sound reaches audiences not only in the West but in all corners of our country. While interning at the Autry this summer, I dug up a... Read more