Sissieretta Jones | Pauli Murray

Posted by: victorb 5/23/2018 10:05 PM

Sissieretta Jones | Pauli Murray
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Today we're bringing you the stories of two extraordinary African American women who accomplished great success despite many challenges in their lives. Sissieretta Jones was a pioneering opera singer, born in Portsmouth, VA, who died in poverty. We'll talk to Maureen Lee, author of "Sissieretta Jones: The Greatest Singer of her Race, 1868-1933." Pauli Murray broke many barriers as a civil rights activist, poet, lawyer and priest. Barbara Lau, director of the Pauli Murray Project, joins us to discuss her life and the work they're doing to carry on her legacy. Tune in at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

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