Not That Long Ago


April 26, 2021

In my lifetime. It hurts me.

Saving the children is often cited as a reason for all sorts of censorship in music and culture. The image above illustrates the tenor of the war against black music in 1960. Instead of citing offensive language, or copyright violations, one New Orleans group used outright bigotry to suppress black music. Ironic that New Orleans now prides itself on being the birthplace of Jazz, created by black musicians.

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