Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520284135

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520284135.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 23 July 2021

African American Ambassadors Abroad and at Home

African American Ambassadors Abroad and at Home

(p.101) 4 African American Ambassadors Abroad and at Home
Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

University of California Press

Marian Anderson and Louis Armstrong were America’s most visible African American musical ambassadors during the Civil Rights era. Both became important commentators about race abroad. Louis Armstrong was a popular media figure, but racist opinions about jazz and Armstrong’s political comments about school segregation in Little Rock caused public outcry against his ambassadorship. By contrast, Edward R. Murrow televised Marian Anderson’s State Department tour, and the American public responded warmly to her genteel persona and conciliatory words.

Keywords:   African American, Marian Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Civil Rights, Little Rock, race, media, television, ambassador, Edward R. Murrow

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.