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Sunday, March 25 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Black Music in Three Cities

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Simon Balto, “‘Every Decent Citizen’: Jazz, Sex, and Policing in Postwar Milwaukee”

Charles L. Hughes, “‘The Spirit of the Music Was Black’: The Racial Politics of “The Memphis Sound”

Jeff Kollath, “Working the Line, Working the Crowd: The Soul of Indianapolis Music and Labor”

Moderator: Alexander Shashko


Simon Balto

Simon Balto is a Ph.D. candidate in the Departments of History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, where he studies African American History and the African Diaspora throughout the Americas. His current research interests focus primarily on the relationships between policing, race, and migration in twentieth century urban America.   Abstract: | | "'Every Decent Citizen': Jazz, Sex, and Policing in Postwar... Read More →

Jeff Kollath

Jeff Kollath is the Curator of History at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin. He earned his MA in Public History from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), and has written and researched extensively on the history of soul and funk music in Indianapolis during the Civil Rights Era.   Abstract: | | "Working the Line, Working the Crowd: The Soul of Indianapolis Music and Labor" A Northern city with a... Read More →

Alexander Shashko

Alexander Shashko teaches cultural and political history in the Afro-American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has run the online Dadooronron music discussion list since 1997.

Sunday March 25, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012