The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights - Episode 2: Economic 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.


In 1910, most African-Americans live in the south. But economic hard times push them north, to find work. And jazz follows. The problem is, the marketplace wants a different kind of music: jazz for white, middle-class Americans. That is, until they hear the real thing. In part two of Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, a look at how jazz musicians fought for the right to earn a living in times of racial inequality.