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African-American Women in Rock: Ruth Brown

This is a guide to various resources at the Library and Archives that may be valuable to teachers who need resources relating to African-American women in rock and roll for use in their classrooms.

Ruth Brown

The R&B singer who built Atlantic Records.

They called Atlantic "the house the Ruth built" for good reason - her two dozen hits put the budding company on the map. She was both a diva and a fighter, a glamorous R&B singer and tireless advocate for musicians' rights. More on



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Archival Resources

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Library and Archives
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