Friday, January 16, 2015

Bill Doggett: Meet Roland Hayes in outstanding new biography by Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims

Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American Tenor
Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims
Indiana University Press

Bill Doggett writes:

#BLACKLIVESMATTER, #BLACKMENMATTERMeet Roland Hayes: Pioneering Black Tenor, Entrepreneur, Political Activist and Humanitarian [1887-1977] whose story and legacy have critical meaning and value for 2015.

Brand New This Month We announce the release of Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American Tenor (Indiana University Press, January 2015), by Christopher A. Brooks, internationally renowned author and biographer and renowned baritone and Roland Hayes specialist Robert Sims.    This outstanding new biography is available now on

ROLAND HAYES’S STORY is the story of struggle and critical triumph of generations of black men before Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Emmett Till which has been the struggle and triumph over racism, indignity and humiliation. Hayes triumphed and touched millions worldwide by the power of his artistic gift: the Gift of Song coupled with a never wavering insistence for human dignity and the uplift of a universal spirit of common humanity through music.

EVENTS: February 23, 2015- 6:00 pm Chicago Illinois::Book signing with the authors and Concert of Roland Hayes Spirituals  by Robert Sims: Harold Washington Public Library 6pm   400 South State Street, Chicago 60605. Event is free and open to the public

February 18, 2015: Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University:Book signing with Christopher A Brooks: 821 West Franklin Street, Richmond Virginia 23294    Event is free and open to the public.

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Thank you Bill.  May I share with you the new website portal for this book.
*this page has immediate audio sound,. a Memorabilia Slide Show and Events page*  [Bill Doggett]

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