Curtis Mayfield Tribute

GUESTS: TBA Curtis Mayfield, singer-songwriter, performer, and self-taught guitarist known for writing socially conscious songs, died on Sunday. Over the years, he built a highly successful career as an artist and businessman,by publishing his own songs, building his own record label, Curtom, and composing movie scores such as for the blaxploitation classic, Superfly. While performing in 1990, a freak accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. His songs still stand as their own soundtrack for the late 20th century African-American experience. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at the life and music of Curtis Mayfield



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.