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American Jazz Museum
Created by potrace 1.13, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2015
Legacy Plays On
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The Image Awards, given by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, honor people of color for contributions in film, television, music, and literature. The organization presented vocalist and jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald with this President’s Award at the 1987 Image Awards. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History gifted the award to the American Jazz Museum in 1999."
In addition to his lasting contributions to jazz, saxophonist John Coltrane served in the United States Navy during World War II, remaining in the service from 1945 to 1946. While stationed in Hawaii, Coltrane sat in with the all-white Melody Masters. These dog tags, acquired at auction in 2005 by the American Jazz Museum, were used by Coltrane during his Navy service."