The Day Louis Armstrong Made Noise David Margolick in the NY Times
When the Trumpeter Spoke Out About Little Rock, America Listened
Fifty years ago this week, all eyes were on Little Rock where nine black students were trying for the first time, to desegregate a major Southern high school. With fewer than 150 blacks, the town of Grand Forks, N.D., hardly figured to be a key front in that battle--until, that is, until Larry Lubenow talked to Louis Armstrong.
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