In 1988, all-black heavy metal band achieved mainstream success with their debut album "Vivid", peaking at #6 on the "Billboard 200", thanks to their Top 20 single "Cult of Personality".
The band's music contained lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. The term also reflects the fact that they are popular in urban areas, both within black population centers and among the general population (especially younger audiences).
Other members of the Armwood family included Levin Armwood, Jr., Hillsborough County’s first African American deputy sheriff, and Walter Armwood, who owned and operated the first African American owned drugstore in Tampa.
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Eventually, European audiences embraced this kind of electronic dance music with more enthusiasm than their North American counterparts.
Dates: 1895 – 1991 Extent: 15.5 linear feet Description: The Armwood Family Papers consist of professional and personal documents, including correspondence, photographs and other articles of historical significance, regarding this prominent Tampa family.
Of particular interest are collection items related to Blanche Armwood, a pioneer African American educator whose achievements included establishing domestic science schools for black women and girls, serving as the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Negro Schools, co-founding the Tampa Urban League, and organizing numerous clubs and organizations dedicated to the betterment of the community.
Jewish 's "Negro Folk Symphony" became the second African American composer's work to receive attention by a major orchestra with its performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra.