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Keith Hatschek

January 22, 2024

Author and educator Keith Hatschek’s (’73) most recent book, The Real Ambassadors: Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong Challenge Segregation, was selected for the prestigious ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Book on Popular Music for 2023. Hatschek majored in History and says that the research methods he learned during his undergraduate years were essential in discovering the untold story of the Brubecks and Satchmo Armstrong who set out to overturn segregation using wit, musical ability, and celebrity to demand changes in America at the height of the Civil Rights movement.

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