“Jazz music objectifies America. It is an art form that can give us a painless way of understanding ourselves,” says Wynton Marsalis at the beginning of Early Years of Jazz – Part 1. This film is a Florentine Films production about which I am trying to discover more. Part 6, which we have already seen, engages and to some extent, propagates certain cliches and stereotypes. This part does a lot more of that. The are rare photographs, the soundtrack and the display of stereotypes and prejudices make this a panoramic introduction to the old America and helps to contextualize the current one.