Hazel Scott Quotes

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Hazel Scott

from the trailer for the film
Rhapsody in Blue (1945).
Born Hazel Dorothy Scott
(1920-06-11)June 11, 1920
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died October 2, 1981(1981-10-02) (aged 61)
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (married 1945-1960)
Ezio Bedin (married 1961-?)

I've always known I was gifted, which is not the easiest thing in the world for a person to know, because you're not responsible for your gift, only for what you do with it.
Hazel Scott
There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
Hazel Scott
There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.
Hazel Scott
I think we musicians are emissaries. Every time we go before the public, we're there to make converts.
Hazel Scott
I have always respected everyone's religion. As I say, there is only one God and a lot of confused people.
Hazel Scott
Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can't go hand in hand, I don't want to go.
Hazel Scott