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The origins of "The Coon Song" and Ragtime are explored.

Louis Armstrong – The Hard Life In New Orleans

Louis Armstrong - The Hard Life In New Orleans

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Opera singer Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera in New…