The covert war against Louis Armstrong’s reputation
Who changes history and why?
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We’re all familiar with the uneducated, foaming-at-the-mouth racist type.
What we’re less familiar with are super-wealthy US families who have been racists for generations.
We’re even less familiar with “researchers” and ‘historians” who make up “facts” to subtly and not-so-subtly and diminish the reputations of the leaders of non-white communities.
Here’s a strange case: The covert war being waged by certain “jazz historians” against Louis Armstrong – after his death.
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