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KJazz Celebrates Black History Month

An In Depth Look at the LA Fire Department's fight from Segregation to Integration - Via FOX 11

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A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights 

Judge Robert L. Carter, an intellectual architect for the civil rights movement and the man who argued the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case before the Supreme Court, discussed his recently published memoir, "A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights."

"A Matter of Law" is the story of Carter's struggle for equal rights for all Americans. As chief legal assistant to Thurgood Marshall and then as general counsel to the NAACP, he played a central role in crafting the legal strategy for pivotal desegregation cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board, the celebrated case that outlawed segregation in the nation's public schools. As a civil rights lawyer, Carter led the fight to dismantle the legal structure of segregation in the South, and then brought the campaign North.

Watch the conversation below:

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Jazz Conversation: Ron Carter & Larry Appelbaum

Larry Appelbaum, a senior music reference librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress, talks with Ron Carter, a GRAMMY-winning performer, composer, and educator, a master musician at the top of his form.

His astonishing roster of more than 2,000 recordings with collaborators that include Lena Horne, B.B. King, and Miles Davis is a thread that runs through jazz history, connecting blues, swing, bebop, hip-hop and funk.

Watch the interview below:

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The history of Black History Month

Meet Carter G. Woodson, the man who created Black History Month.

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