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Aretha Franklin: The Creative Genealogy of a Black Woman

August 18th, 2018 | by Nicole Vear

Aretha was a first in the most potent of ways. Descended from the musical lineage that includes Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who ebbed and flowed between gospel, rock and blues, Aretha was not shielded from Christian critics. Her career-long negotiation with the church and the secular world of music were constant but never finite because, as she and her father have put it, “She never left the church.”

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