Research more about one of the following jazz artists:
Students will split into groups of 3 (one group of 4), and each group will select one of the jazz figures from the list below. Groups will present on the jazz figure's life and the challenges in society throughout their life. Presentations will take place during the final examination time.
Each individual from the group will write a paper on a certain portion of the presentation artist's life. Individuals will discuss historical aspects of this period of their life, and apply it to societal situations for African Americans at that point in time, politically and socially.
The following sources will be helpful as you search for biographical information about your musician.
The following sources will be helpful as you place your musicians life and work in the larger historical and societal context. These sources are also where you will find scholarly sources.