Louis Armstrong’s Rapturous First Tour Through the American South

About to embark on a southern tour for the first time, Louis Armstrong was leaving behind the comfort of the police escort that kept him safe in Chicago. He needed a bodyguard and decided to hire a friend from his past, drummer “Little” Joe Lindsey. Armstrong was once the cornetist in Lindsey’s Brown Skin Jazz […]


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Lit Hub Daily: August 18, 2020

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I spoke with a friend of Robert and Mabel Williams about Negroes With Guns and BLM.

“Why do I speak to you from exile? Because a Negro community in the South took up guns in self-defe...

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