African Americans in popular culture
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Diction musical coach DuRell Echols lectured on 10/4/1983 (2015-0002/RR140).
RR 140 Hale Smith introduces DuRell Echols (professionally known as E. D. Echols). Mr. Echols questioned his identification as participating in the arts--he acknowledges that his career has been on the fringe of the arts. Echols spoke of his early childhood and exposure to the arts.
Painter Robert Freeman . Robert Freeman (painter and instructor) lectured on 10/31/1989 (2015-0002/AC8) and spoke about the themes in his work over a ten year period through the presentation of a slideshow.
Museum curator Barry Gaither lectured on 11/2/1971 (2015-0002/RR162). Barry Gaiter is the Curator of the Museum of the National Center of AfroAmerican Artists (Boston) also special consultant to the Boston Museum of Fine Art. His talk focused on contemporary Afro American artists, a little about himself and the Center.
Opera singer Hilda Harris spoke on 12/3/1974 (2015-0002/RR176). Harris is well-known for being one of the first African Americans to play “trouser” roles in the mezzo soprano repertoire. Harris has taught at Howard University (1991-1994), the Chautauqua Institute for sixteen years, maintained a private studio in New York City, and is currently teaching at Sarah Lawrence College as well as the Manhattan School of Music College.