Ambassador Satch Record Album

United States 1956

During the height of the Cold War, the State Department used music to bridge gaps and ease tensions. American Jazz Ambassadors, including Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, and Billie Holiday, traveled the world representing the United States. Voice of America radio also brought their music to millions of people. Their diplomacy efforts helped promote a positive view of the United States. Louis Armstrong recorded his Ambassador Satch album during his travels in Europe in 1955. African American jazz musicians traveled freely abroad but faced segregation and racial discrimination at home.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Jane Carpenter-Rock
  • Catalog Number: 2021.0006.01
  • Created: 1956
  • Acquired: 2021

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