The Newark Museum of Art hosts a special screening of critically-acclaimed Apple Original Films documentary, Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues. It’s an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars and a cultural ambassador of the United States. With a life that spanned the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, Armstrong became a lightning rod figure in a turbulent era.

Following the screening will be a discussion featuring:

  • Pamela Morgan, Founder and Director of Women in Media
  • Sacha Jenkins, Director and Producer
  • Julie Anderson, Producer
  • Jackie Harris, Executive Director of Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation