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Born in to poverty, Louis became one of the world's leading jazz musicians against the odds. Read his fascinating story...
During the '50s and '60s, Louis performed throughout Europe, Africa and Asia and he became a well-known public figure. Around this time, racial tension was at an all time high in the States and when nine students were prevented from entering Little Rock Central High School, Louis made headlines saying, "The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell."
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