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Emancipation of Music

Emancipation of Music

  • 508 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07107
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The Emancipation of Music mural celebrates Newark's rich history of jazz music. In the 1930s to 1950s legendary artists came to Newark to perform on route between New York City and Philadelphia. Produced by: LPCCD, Rutgers-Newark, Newark Public Art Program and Integrity House Lead Artist: Armisey Smith Supporting Artist: Malik Whitaker Assistants: Yasmin de Jesus and 7 students from Rutgers-Newark American Studies Field Study