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The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights: Episode 3 - Women's Rights

The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights is a documentary look at how the music, and the men and women who made the music, laid claim to human rights around the world.

Part 3: Women’s Rights

We know the star women vocalists of jazz: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald. But beyond the fame are the women who toiled behind the scenes, faced discrimination, and set a course for women in the arts. In particular, artists owe a debt to the great composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams. On Part 3 of The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, the women of jazz, the obstacles they faced and the rights they claimed.

Funding for this series was provided by Maytree, which is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities by taking a human rights approach.

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