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Mary Lou Williams at the CBS studios in 1947.
William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress
March 7, 2014 Host Marian McPartland talks to her longtime friend and idol on the first episode, recorded in 1978 with Williams and bassist Ronnie Boykins.
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Mary Lou Williams received an honorary degree from Fordham University in 1973.
Mary Lou Williams Collection, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
May 6, 2010 In two shows from the late 1970s, Williams opens with her history of jazz -- a very personal history, as she'd helped to shape the music with her own hands. Saturday marks what would have been Williams' 100th birthday.
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