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Oral History Activity with Jazz Great John Levy
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted: 3/27/2013
In this lesson, students will learn about the Jim Crow era in American history through an oral history interview with jazz legend John Levy. The resource set includes photographs and newspaper clippings in addition to the oral history excerpts, a teacher guide, and a student worksheet. This interview was collected as part of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.