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Educator, pianist, composer George Theophilus Walker was born June 27, 1922 in Washington, D.C. He is the first American composer of African descent to receive a Pulitzer Prize for his composition LILACS in 1996. George Walker is the foremost celebrated, living and working American composer today.
The career of George Walker, who is currently working on a symphony, will be synopsized during the 150th Anniversary 13th Amendment US Constitution-Abolition of Slavery CONCERT, Saturday, November 21, 2015, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC. Please see https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/2015/08/20/d6e9e6c2-3beb-11e5-9c2d-ed991d848c48_story.html