Watch: The Jazz Legends Who Fearlessly Fought for Freedom

Jazz has always been one of the soundtracks of black people’s journey toward freedom in America. Artists like Nina Simone and Gary Bartz became the fearless messengers of African-American protest.

In honor of Black Music Month, we pay tribute to some of the most political artists and moments in jazz music.

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I look forward to your follow-up piece on Oscar Peterson and why he couldn’t get a booking in the South for much of his career, particularly in black-owned venues…