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Ferdinand ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton at home in Harlem, on the corner of some Street and some Avenue in Harlem. Morton was American ragtime royalty, “considered best regarded pianists in the Storyville District,” he was an early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who was born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, started his career and Jazz in 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Continue Reading →
From A Moment to A Movement
The country has been through an intense racial divide over the past week. The two police shootings of African-American men in Minnesota and Louisiana have once again prompted conversations about the relationship between the African-American community and police – in particular the excessive use of force. Continue Reading →