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Portraits In Black: Jazz Tributes To African-American Heroes

Broadcast Sunday April 15, 2018 at 4 p.m.

From WFIU...Today African-American heroes and heroines and figures of inspiration are celebrated in American culture, but it wasn’t always so. In the mid-20th century it was sometimes jazz artists who stepped up with musical dedications to people such as Jackie Robinson , Marcus Garvey , Paul Robeson , and Malcolm X . In the next hour we’ll hear some of these tributes from Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard, Oliver Nelson, Max Roach, Lee Morgan, and others.

From: WFIU

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