Charley Pride, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper who went on to become the first black superstar in country music, died on Saturday in hospice care in Dallas. He was A bridge-builder who broke into country music amid the racial unrest of the s, Pride was one of the most successful singers ever to work in that largely white genre, placing 52 records in the country Top 10 from to In the process he emerged as an inspiration to generations of performers, from black country hitmaker Darius Rucker, formerly of the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, to white inheritors such as Alan Jackson, who included a version of Kiss an Angel on his album, Under the Influence. In interviews, however, he sometimes played down the role his blackness played in his career, especially when confronted with racial prejudice. RCA Records, for example, once mailed promotional copies of his earliest recordings to journalists and disc jockeys across the country without including the standard publicity photos, thus concealing his race.
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My relationship with my identity has always been complicated. I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where, more often than not, I was the only black face in a room. Still, my family is extremely Afrocentric, and we celebrated everything from our black skin, to our curves, to the way we styled our hair.
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