Val Wilmer

Val Wilmer is a music historian and photographer who has been documenting African-American music since 1959. She has written several important books on the subject, including Jazz People (1970) and As Serious As Your Life (1977), and an autobiography, Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This (1989). She lives in London.


An article based on an interview with Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, and William Kunstler for the November 1972 issue of Jazz Magazine, here translated from the French.