Listen to The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights: Part 3

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, laid claim to human rights around the world.

Part 3: Women’s Rights

We know the star women vocalists of jazz: Billie, Ella. But beyond the fame are the women who toiled behind the scenes, faced discrimination, and set a course for women in the arts. In particular, artists owe a debt to the great composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams. On Part 3 of The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, the women of jazz, the obstacles they faced and the rights they claimed.

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Funding for this series was provided by Maytree, which is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities by taking a human rights approach.

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