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Hazel Scott applies her classical piano to swing in this colorized footage from the 1943 film "The Heat's On."
*On July 3, 1950 Hazel Scott became the first woman of color to have her own television show with the premier of "The Hazel Scott Show" on the DuMont Television Network.
*Unfortunately Scott was called to testify by the House Un-American Activities Committee that same year. Her television variety program was cancelled soon afterward on September 29, 1950.
*This and mounting issues with racial equality promped Scott to eventually move to Paris during the late 1950's in order to evade oppression in the United States.
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