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Coltrane Home May Become Museum


According to the Associated Press, an effort is underway in Dix Hills, New York, to turn a former home of John Coltrane into a museum. Among the supporters of the initiative, which began a decade ago, are Carlos Santana of Local 6 (San Francisco, CA) and Coltrane’s son, Ravi. The home is currently in dire condition. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named it one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Coltrane, who died of cancer at age 40, lived in the home for just three years, but it’s where he wrote his masterpiece “A Love Supreme,” which became a symbol for unity at a time when the country was divided over race.

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