Dakota Foster
E Band
Mar. 25th 2010
10- 20-30

10- 20-30 is about people that came before us, they were born 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years before. Also, we found events or articles that are from 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years before. We can see the change of music over the years and the changes in events over the years. Some things that can be compared are the differences of the labels for African-Americans. Another thing is the difference music that my relatives were interested in. We can learn about the stereotypes about the people that listen to this certain music or if any of the people know about any of these events that happen.
Fig. 1: Slick Rick

10 years: 1986+
Interviewee: John White
Relation: First cousin
Title of Song: Children's Story
Artist: Slick Rick
Date/Year: April 1989
´╗┐Genre: Hip Hop
My cousin John likes this song because this was the first song his dad let him listen to with curse words in it and he fell in love with the song. He listened to the song through his whole childhood.

Title of Article: From Huddled Mass to Black Success
Date: June 8th 1986
Author: Chicago Tribune
The article is about how people thought that Africans weren't actually immigrants because we came her involuntary. The boat people who were trying to get away from danger are the real immigrants. Also, the scription that is on the Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus is ironic to the boat people, but people think boat people, Vietnamese, Cuban, or Haitian, are more accepted than Africans. The article goes on to talk about how the statue does apply to the Africans, especially the ones that came over voluntary but, nobody could tell which were voluntary and involuntary because you just write down your homeland. However, a research has shown that the Africans that came over voluntary were from mostly Cananda, Latin America, and the Carribean between the years of 1820 and 1980.
The natives seemed to make less than the average American, expect for the West Indians, considered black, made more than the average American. The West Indians were federal judges, high police officers, and started taking over the black-owned businesses. It amazes people that the free immigrants when so much farther then the slaves that came to America. It is thought that this happen because they were willing to do anything to get ahead and were determined. Jesse Jackson stated that a great impact can be made from 400 years of slavery and 100 years of discrimination. This could change a person and make them stronger. Most American blacks are getting ahead but, some haven't realize what they have.

Fig. 2: Billy Idol

20 years: 1976+
Interviewee: Cheryl
Relation: Mother
Title of Song: Rebel Yell
Artist: Billy Idol
Date/Year: January 1st 1984
Genre: Hard Rock, New Wave
My mom is in love with this song because she says that this was the first song she heard by Billy Idol on her way to school one day walking to school, as she walked past a record store. She went into the record store and fell in love with this song and fell in love with Billy Idol. Also, she plays this song around the house when we are cleaning the house and she loves that i also like this song. Another thing is that she always listened to this song and his whole album while she did everything from cleaning her house to doing her homework to playing with her friends. Lastly, my mom loved this song because it made her differenent and more unique than all her friends and showed her different things in life. She learned about different genres of music and different people's life perspectives.

Title of Article: Weekender Guide: Black Experience
Date: June 18th 1976
Author: New York Times
The article is about advertising an event at the American Museum of Natural History that will teach kids about the heritage of African Americans. Also, there will be puppet shows and educational games that will teach kids. Another thing is that there will be dancing for other kids to learn from the teachers, a film series about Africa, and music. There will be animals that endangered from Africa and donations can be made.

Fig. 3 Tom Jones

30 years: 1966+
Interviewee: Troy
Relation: Father
Title of Song: What's New Pussycat
Artist: Tom Jones
Date/Year: 1965
Genre: Pop, Blues

Title of Article: New Negro History Bulletin Is Out
Date: June 11th 1966
Author: The Chicago Defender
This article is about a bulletin that finally published for teachers by the Museum of Negro History and Art that tells teachers about books. The books are desrcibed and the reading level is clear. These books were wanted because teachers wanted to know what they should use in school to teach about African History and American Negro History. This will help teachers and students become aware of the history and know what supplies they will need to teach the subject.

In the end, we reflected many times on this project. One way of us reflecting is interviewing other classmates about what they think on the 10-20-30 project. I interviewed Drue Boccuti to see the interview with the questions please go to this link: My Interview about Drue Boccuti