Author Archives: Richard Guzman

Louis Armstrong, GOAT?

The Video/Audio below is an excerpt from the fifth show of my radio series Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, based on my 1976 book of the same name.  The 16-part series played across the nation for five years … Continue reading

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Whitewashing the Great Depression

“How the preeminent photographic record of the period eclipsed people of color and shaped the nation’s self-image.” This is the subtitle of Sarah Boxer’s article “Whitewashing the Great Depression,” which appeared in The Atlantic, December 2020. Read the full article … Continue reading

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Looking Back Before Moving Ahead

The five-minute VIDEO below is part of an interview I did for NIC News Today with Anne Marie Gerhardt, Director of Communications for the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) of the United Methodist Church.  This episode was shown a few times … Continue reading

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