The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights

Part 2: Economic Rights

The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights
Part 2: Economic Rights
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In 1910, most African-Americans live in the south. But economic hard times push them north, to find work. And jazz follows. The problem is the marketplace wants a different kind of music: jazz for white, middle-class Americans — that is, until they hear the real thing. Hear about how jazz musicians fought for the right to earn a living in times of racial inequality.

 

"The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights" is hosted by Alana Bridgewater.


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