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Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Ingrid Monson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, this book traces the complex relationships among music, politics, ... More


The Paradox of Jazz Diplomacy: Race and Culture in the Cold War

Lisa Davenport

in African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038877
eISBN:
9780252096839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the jazz tours that began in July 1954, which were sponsored by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The jazz tours created a paradox in U.S. ... More


Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Christopher Wilkinson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience, dominated by those involved with the coal ... More


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