The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights - Episode 1: Civil Rights

Alana Bridgewater hosts the Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, a documentary look at how the music, and the men and women who made the music, made claim to human rights around the world.


Little Rock Arkansas, 1957. Schools will not end segregation. Pop music, which wants to sing about girls and cars, pays no attention. But jazz, the one art form that took a political stand in the 20th century, speaks out. In part one of Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, Sonny Rollins and jazz historians look at how the music spoke out for civil rights.