Yes, Elvis was a fast-moving musical icon, but he was also a pioneer in progressive race relations.

If diversity is one of the major progressive themes of our time, one of the pioneers of this idea has likely been unexpected: Elvis Presley.

hat? ‘Elvis the Pelvis’, whose hip-spinning and panning movements have been condemned by the New York Times as ‘unsuitable for family watching’? Elvis, a rockabilly from Tupelo, Mississippi, with his sideburns and rhinestone costumes?

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