Why is American jazz great, Ben Webster, buried in Copenhagen? That’s the question our next guest asked herself after stumbling across the legendary saxophonist’s tombstone while visiting Denmark. It turns out that hundreds of African Americans traveled to the tiny Scandinavian nation and found what many of them described as a sort of European utopia across the pond. Fulbright Scholar Ethelene Whitmire is currently working on a book on the Danish wing of the African-American diaspora.
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