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        The Jazz Ambassadors | Racism, Propaganda, and Global Opinion during the Cold War

        Learn about the role of propaganda in influencing global opinion during the Cold War in this video from The Jazz Ambassadors. The American government created the United States Information Agency (USIA) to combat Soviet propaganda in films and news media. The Soviet Union challenged America's self-proclaimed "Leader of the Free World" status by highlighting anti-black racism in the United States through various forms of media. Engage students with a background essay and through analyzing the Soviet propaganda film, “Black and White,” and various examples of print media used by the United States to prepare families for nuclear war.

        To learn more about how the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement collide in a remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race, visit The Jazz Ambassadors website or collection page.

        The Jazz Ambassadors | "Black and White"

        "Black and White" Soviet propaganda film (1932).

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