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The Intersection of Jazz and Social Protest

Jul 10, 2008 (News & Notes )

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Jazz music was forged by social struggle.

America's cultural cauldron produced music, which criticized segregation with candor, sadness, and humor.

For more, Farai Chideya speaks with Robert O'Mealy.

He's the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and founder and former director of the Center for Jazz Studies.

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