Category: Classical Composer

Ragtime’s Exploitative Documentation

Ragtime’s Exploitative Documentation Lost in Translation The ragtime genre thrived from 1896-1920. As ragtime’s influence transferred from the black community into mainstream media, the common

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The Arts/Classical

During the early 20th century was the emergence of composers who taught at Black universities/colleges, with a few of them winning critical acclaims. Their legacy

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Do you really know the Classics?

The classical genre originated around the 11th or 12th century in Europe, but was introduced to the African American community by the “Black Mozart”, Chevalier

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Harry T. Burleigh

Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh was a black classical composer, arranger, and baritone soloist from Erie, Pennsylvania. He received his earliest music education from his mother,

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