Wright State University to explore baseball, jazz in Sultans of Swing conference

When you hear the word swing, do you think of baseball or jazz? This week Wright State University will host the first national conference to explore the connections: “The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz and Short Fiction.” In the early 20th century, African Americans took great pride in baseball’s Negro Leagues and famous jazz musicians, but they still lived with segregation.

David Seitz traces this history in our latest Culture Couch story on WYSO Public Radio. Listen to the report.

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