Activism and Fund-Raising from <i>Freedom Now</i> to the Freedom Rides


in Freedom Sounds

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195128253
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864492 | DOI:
                   Activism and Fund-Raising from Freedom Now to the Freedom Rides

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This chapter shows that fund-raising events in 1960 and 1961 responded to an intensification of the civil rights movement in the wake of the Student Sit-Ins, and reveal a strong interest among jazz musicians in the civil rights struggle. For the most part, these performances benefited mainstream civil rights organizations, although the black nationalist issues raised by Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam (such as economic and political self-determination) simmered in the background. During the next few years, as the violent suppression of the civil rights movement continued, these background issues came to the foreground.

Keywords: fund-raising events; civil rights movement; jazz musicians

Chapter.  15940 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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