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Craig Werner

Expert on African American and American popular music from the 1950s to the present.

Professor emeritus of Afro-American Studies College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • The relationship between popular music and race in the United States.
  • The history and legacy of the Sixties.
  • The experience of Vietnam veterans.


  • Co-author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of Vietnam, Rolling Stone's 2015 Book of the Year.
  • Author of A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America, Uncut magazines 1999 Book of the Year.
  • Long-time member of the Nominating Committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.