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Day: November 1, 2017

Classical

Shirley Graham Du Bois

Born Lola Shirley Graham, Jr. Only daughter of six children Father was a minister Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington Shirley

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Gospel

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin is a young minister who had forever changed Christian Music through his combination of contemporary hip-hop and traditional gospel music. Kirk was born

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Jazz

Hale Smith

Cleveland Institute of Music Late 1950s-1960s: jazz arranger 1970-1984: University of Connecticut Hale Smith was one of the first African American composers to abandon black

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