Miles Davis | Ray Winbush

 Ray Winbush: In 1987 the jazz trumpeter and group leader Miles Davis attended a White House reception in honor of Ray Charles with his wife at the time, the actress Cicely Tyson. When a white woman asked him what he had done to be invited, he answered: ''Well, I've changed music four or five times. . . . What have you done of any importance other than be white?''

In 1987 the jazz trumpeter and group leader Miles Davis attended a White House reception in honor of Ray Charles with his wife at the time, the actress Cicely Tyson. When a white woman asked him what he had done to be invited, he answered: ”Well, I’ve changed music four or five times. . . . What have you done of any importance other than be white?”