Composer William Dawson’s “Negro Folk Symphony” fell into oblivion after a triumphant and successful debut in 1934. Now it’s back, and it’s worth a listen – to the symphony and the back-story.
Tag: Black History
Woody Guthrie sang, “This land is your land, this land is my land”. It was “made for you and me”, right? Well, it can only be OUR land, made for ALL of the you and me’s out there, if we tell and honor the stories of all, if we “lift every voice and sing,” not just some of the voices.
Black History Month is one of many opportunities for individuals and organizations to acknowledge the rich historical legacy of Black people.
Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Richmond, Texas was founded in 1865 by former slaves just after the Civil War. It’s still going strong.