A study of race relations in the American jazz community, 1933-1948

Author:
Decker, Jeffrey Clayton, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisors:
Martin, Waldo S.
Sullivan, Patrina
Abstract:

The argument of this paper is that the white members of the jazz community underwent a significant change in its racial attitudes between 1935 and 1945. Prior to the 1940s, the jazz community was generally segregated. The dominant white members, with few exceptions, had little or no consciousness of the benefits of interracial contact.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
African Americans, United States, African American musicians, Segregation, Racism, Race discrimination, Attitudes, 20th century, Race relations, History, Jazz musicians
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1991/05