August 27, 2016

Friday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

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HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U.!   SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

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GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   JULIA PERRY … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!   JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black Classical Music Composers

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GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! This week we'll take a look at Black composers of classical music.   IGNATIUS SANCHO … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

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This last post will bring some information about possible well-known people who have African blood or were possibly mulatto. These theories are still being fleshed out.   J.Edgar Hoover It was a secret in many black circles that … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

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Unlike some of the others that have been highlighted this week, this actress was proud of her heritage. She didn't shy away from it, but embraced it at a time when Jim Crow as in place. Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington (December 23, 1903 … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Historical and Modern People and Figures Who Are Black

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Anatole Paul Broyard (July 16, 1920 – October 11, 1990) was an American writer, literary critic and editor born in New Orleans who wrote for The New York Times. In addition to his many reviews and columns, he published short stories, essays, and two … [Read more...]