His editor figured him for a “rabble-rouser and liberal,” but Larry Lubenow knew a good story when he heard one. And so he quoted Louis Armstrong when the jazz legend finally spoke out on race relations — and helped change the course of U.S. race politics. David Margolick tells the tale in the New York Times.

His editor figured him for a “rabble-rouser and liberal,” but Larry Lubenow knew a good story when he heard one. And so he quoted Louis Armstrong when the jazz legend finally spoke out on race relations — and helped change the course of U.S. race politics. David Margolick tells the tale in the New York Times.

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