The Cold War and civil rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and their racially diverse band members faced a painful dilemma: How could they represent a country that still practiced Jim Crow segregation?
Voz de la Clave is a documentary about a class at the University of Colorado Denver that specializes in Latin and Salsa music performance and focuses on the impact of the music style and the impact it has on he students themselves. The video is a student project. Faculty Supervisor is James Phelan.
Airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, April 5 at 7pm and Sunday, April 8 at 5pm.
Many words have been associated with Dolores Huerta, Activist, Feminist, Icon, Rebel, Civil Rights Hero, Passionate, Advocate, Pioneer, but only one set of words makes her very happy whenever she hears them…
Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside César Chávez, becoming one of the most defiant - and unheralded - feminist activists of the 20th century and she continues to fight to this day. An important activist of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez.
Refugees and who should be allowed into the U.S. are hot topics in the news both around the nation and here in Colorado. We talk to refugees who call our state home about their hopes and fears. Who are the refugees, and how will fluctuating U.S. policy affect their dreams and the new lives they yearn to begin?
Insight with John Ferrugia on RMPBS "Colorado Refugees" March 23 at 7pm