To the world, Louis Armstrong is iconic—a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success, and unassailable character. To Sharon, he was simply Dad. Armstrong’s wholesome, non-threatening image preserved his singular career as a Black performer with unfettered access to a white man’s world. But perhaps closest to his heart was a child whom he hid from the world: a daughter sworn to a life of secrecy, until now.
Sponsored by: Stephanie Nelson