Be part of an important research study on rock and roll music and the Civil Rights Movement

Are you between 63 and 85 years of age?

Did you listen to rock and roll music as a teenager or young adult?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in an exciting research study on rock and roll music and racial attitudes during the 1950s and ‘60s.

The purpose of this research study is to determine whether rock and roll music affected perspectives on racial politics among teenagers and young adults during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and if those perspectives have changed through the years. If you are eligible, you will be asked to meet with the researcher for a one- to two-hour-long email or audio-taped interview. There is no cost to you in order to participate.

Adults between 63 and 85 years of age who grew up in the United States, and who identify as either white (Caucasian/European-American) or black (African-American) are eligible.

This study is being conducted by Beth Fowler, a Senior Lecturer in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University.

Please submit inquiries to for more information.