Why Louis Armstrong Wore a Star of David https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/arts-culture/2021/11/why-louis-armstrong-wore-a-star-of-david/

November 23, 2021 | Greg Thomas
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If you look carefully at pictures of the renowned jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, you will sometimes see a Star of David hanging from his neck. Greg Thomas explains that the necklace was an expression of gratitude to the Jewish family that gave him a job when he was a boy, and often welcomed him into their home. One family member even advanced him money to buy a cornet. As an adult, Armstrong explained that “it was the Jewish family who instilled in me singing from the heart. They encouraged me to carry on.”

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