Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

Center for Black Music Research – Columbia College, Chicago, IL


The only research center of its kind in the country, the Center for Black Music Research’s (CBMR) mission is to documents, collect, preserve, and disseminate information about the common roots and parallel histories of black music in all parts of the world.  In addition to their central mission of research and preservation, the CBMR also presents public lectures, performances, and symposia throughout the year.

 Photo: Ella Fitzgerald & Dizzy Gillespie

Address: 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605 USA
Phone: (312) 344-7559
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