Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2016

Department 1

First Year Seminar


He battled for superiority over his fellow musicians in the shady nightclubs of New Orleans, led his great Creole Jazz Band in the early 1920s, and stood tall in the face of racial prejudice. Joe “King” Oliver was the type of man to not just survive but thrive—like any true king would.


Written for FYS 118 - Why Jazz Matters: The Legacy of Pops, Duke, and Miles.

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