At the Museum of Modern Art, the series depicts the trauma of life in the South, the dream of a better life up North, the challenges of migration and the realities of a new life for a million-and-a-half African Americans.
The famed arts conservatory has a rich jazz presence. Today Juilliard Jazz celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Root talked to artistic director-drummer-producer Carl Allen about the school, touring and teaching, and why those who teach better be able to do, too.
Michael Fosberg was 30 when he found out that his long-lost biological father was black. His life, he says, is so much richer for that discovery -- which is the subject of a one-man play, Incognito, and now a memoir by the same name.
For more than 60 years, Billy Taylor was a standard-bearer of modern jazz piano. But he will be remembered as much for his roles as an educator, broadcaster and institution builder -- and, in one special case, a neighbor.
Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was in residency in Cuba last week as part of a cultural exchange that continues over the next few weeks in the U.S. But have politics overshadowed the musical motivation?