I recently watched the movie 'Green Book'. While I was watching it I was reminded of someone who once told me that Nina Simone was refused entry to Julliard on racial grounds. Is this accurate and if so has Julliard ever had any official response to this potentially less-than-savoury part of their past?
We may think that we in the liberal arts sphere are a bit more liberal than, but it is unfortunate to learn that the liberal arts schools were unfortunately not immune to the prejudices of the day.
I personally have no ideological drum to beat, I'm just wondering how segregated the arts really was at one stage in time?