How did American musical tastes change after the advent of the Great Depression what genres of music became popular?
Why did so many African-Americans from Southern states migrate to the industrial cities of the North?
Name three musicians who claim Bessie Smith as an influence and identify elements of their style in which her influence is present.
The circumstances surrounding Bessie Smith's death are perplexing and unclear. How has her death been mythologized and what effect has this had on her legacy?