The story runs in the 1910's New York. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is a black piano player. He has won fame and fortune playing with a jazz band. Some white men do not like this situation, and one day they assault him and spoil his brand new car. Walker tries by all means to get justice, without an answer... Written by
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Young, beautiful, passionate, and scandalous. She was America in the time of "Ragtime."
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Did You Know?
lobbied hard for the role of Coalhouse Walker. As presented in the documentary O.J.: Made in America
(2016), Simpson immensely saw himself on that role but Milos Forman
decided to go with Howard E. Rollins, Jr., a former teacher who got his first break into films with this role. See more
In the scene where Sarah is in the back of the crowd at the train station, trying to listen to Vice President Fairbanks, a small 50-star American flag can be seen to the right of her. The 50-star flag was not official until 4 July 1960. See more
Booker T. Washington
[to Walker in the library
What you have done here has set our race back a distance I can't measure.
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Words & Music by Randy Newman
Sung by Jennifer Warnes See more