Hazel was never quiet about her position in the world and the suffering of her people. She refused to perform for segregated venues on tour and used her influence to push along the Public Accommodations Act of 1953.Many say her outspoken ways was the result of her legacy being discredited and lost in history. In 1950, Hazel was accused of communist influence on radio and Tv. Despite her many denials of being connected with any communist party, Her tv show was cancelled and she suffered a nervous break down in 1951.Her mainstream streak came to an end but Hazel still performed and booked with many known tv shows. She also remained outspoken against racial bias in the media and racial segregation until she passed away in 1981.