Gwendoline Y. Fortune
(Lance Richardson Photography)
On December 11, 2012 AfriClassical posted:
'Black Christmas' is Part 1 of 13-Part Series 'We Do It All' on Classical/Art Music by Artists of African Heritage, by G. Y. Fortune, Ed. D.
Gwen Fortune was a valued partner of AfriClassical. We shared resources and she made many thoughtful comments on the blog. Above is one of the recordings from We Do It All.
Gwen had met Hale Smith (1925-2009), and she wrote a tribute on his passing:
Cooper Jung Fortune, 8, performed on violin from memory at Carnegie Hall, and was mentioned in The New York Times, we noted in this post on her granddaughter Feb. 1, 2013:
Comment by email:
Oh, my, Bill! We lost a great dear friend in Gwen's passing. She was a remarkable, very giving humanist. Fredo [Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke,