Die Jim Crow (Spring 2016) Eli Cohen
Die Jim Crow is a concept album, written and performed by formerly and currently incarcerated black songwriters and singers from across the country. The name derives from Michelle Alexander’s landmark book, The New Jim Crow. The album and broader project, founded by Fury Young in 2013, aims to combat the damaging effects of mass incarceration by spreading awareness, encouraging action, and supporting incarcerated people. Eli Cohen is a partner in this project, providing musical advice, arrangements, and promotional support for the album and initiative.