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"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

My name is Hazel Scott in 1950 I was the first African American woman to host my own television show and I also outspoken critic of racial discrimination and segregation also was a phenomenally gifted pianist and improviser. I used my influence to improve the representation of Black Americans in film.

I was born on June 11, 1920, my mother was Alma Long Scott, and my father is R. Thomas Scott. I was living at Port of Spain, Trinidad and my house was known for music and I was the only child. my father was a west African scholar from Liverpool, England and my mother was a classically trained pianist, and music teacher. My mother was the biggest influence throughout my life and that why I played the Piano and Trumpet.we were extremely close and my mother was friends with prominent African American musicians, which gave me the opportunity to learn from alot of musical greats, such as Art Tatum, Lester Young, and Fats Waller.

When I was eight my mother made me an audition for the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Student was suppose to be sixteen but he arranged a scholarship so that he could instruct me privately and called me a genius. At the age of 13, I joined my mother’s jazz band, and in 1938 made me Broadway debut in the musical revue Sing Out the News. I graduated high school with honors. And in 1939 i performances at Café Society in Greenwich Village audience saw my music as jazz and classic and I would begin by playing familiar classical piece.

Later Then got married to Adam Clayton Powell Jr and had a child with him Adam Clayton Powell lll. In the summer in 1950 I host my own television show and outspoken racial discrimination and segregation, and my mission is to improve the representation of Black Americans in film. soon me and my husband eventually got separated in 1960.Also played in 2 grand pianos with both hands and also used my status as one of the best known African American entertainers of mine generation to shine a spotlight on issues of racial injustice and civil rights.I made so many albums and became popular for the world to see.

My songs represent discrimination and segregation and inspired many people.

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