2 Responses to “MLK’s Riff on the Importance of Jazz”

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  1. Café Society Swing | Tracking Change - January 26, 2015

    […] In 1987, Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 57 designating jazz “a rare and valuable national American treasure.” The resolution recognized jazz as a “unifying force, bridging cultural, religious, ethnic and age differences.” Indeed, jazz played an important role in paving the way for the Civil Rights Movement. […]

  2. Café Society Swing | All That Philly Jazz - January 27, 2015

    […] In 1987, Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 57 designating jazz “a rare and valuable national American treasure.” The resolution recognized jazz as a “unifying force, bridging cultural, religious, ethnic and age differences.” Indeed, jazz played an important role in paving the way for the Civil Rights Movement. […]

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