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Resound #137 The Jazz and Freedom Show

This hour: Jazz and the struggle for civil rights in South Africa and the U.S.

2010 / Multiple producers / TCF/WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: Jazz and the struggle for civil rights in South Africa and the U.S.

Of Home and Heart: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela

by Sharon Davis with Sound Engineer, Steven Tilley (ABC, 2010)

Born in Witibank, South Africa, jazz artist Hugh Maskekela left his home country during apartheid and didn't return for 30 years, when Nelson Mandela was freed. His music career paralleled, and was inextricably linked to, the fight for civil rights in both the U.S. and South Africa.

Ann Meets Mr. Ellington

by Kerry Seed (All Things Considered, 2003)

While Hugh Masekela was fighting for civil rights in South Africa, Jazz singer Ann Searcy was fighting her own battle against descrimination on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. Searcy was one of the only people of color in her small town in Maine, where her mother owned a guest house for black vacationers. In Ann Meets Mr. Ellington, Ann reflects on her struggles and her rewards.


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