A Blues Ecology Gospel of Black American History?
Hassaun A. Jones-Bey is the founder, owner, and entire staff of Peace Jungle Music, Poetry, and Stories in Oakland, CA. The Peace Jungle began as the Ibn Musa Artistic Ministry in 1996 with the writing, illustration, and publishing of Better Than A Thousand Months: An American Muslim Family Celebration. It became the Imagine Peace musical storytelling project in 1998. The name was changed to Peace Jungle in 2007.
Better Than A Thousand Months and the Imagine Peace Project were essentially initial attempts to articulate a vision that was at the time (a quarter of a century ago) much more intuitive than cognitive. A Blues Ecology Gospel of Black American History? finally manages to clearly articulate that vision in the form of a hypothesis that is hoped will perhaps eventually prove of some use in helping to bring about the kind of constructive and positive social healing that is long, long overdue.