Jun 292016

Hi Hat
Hi Hat (with Sir Duke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday)

The Hi Hat, once one of Boston’s premier jazz clubs, is part of the African-American Honor Roll mural by artist Jameel Parker on the Harriet Tubman House in Boston’s South End. As noted in this Boston Magazine article on public art in the South End, Parker “attended Boston Public Schools throughout his adolescence and later attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. ‘Honor Roll’ spans two sides of the Harriet Tubman House and honors various people of color relevant to Boston’s South End. Featuring everyone from musicians to activists, the energetic mural and the faces depicted are vibrant and celebratory.”

The honor roll also includes Harriet Tubman, Sir Duke, Miles, Charlie Parker, and Rosa Parks:
Harriet Tubman Mural

DUKE (with Miles and Charlie Parker)Rosa
Duke Ellington (with Miles Davis and Charlie Parker) |  Rosa Parks

For more information, see also: Harriet Tubman House, Boston’s African-American History Museum and African-American Meeting House.