Sunday, February 21, 2016 The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price Monday March 28, 2016

The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price
Includes Six Bonus Features: Complete performances of newly discovered songs and chamber music by Florence Price

The DVD can be purchased from the University of Arkansas for $19.95 at this URL:

Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works Lists by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma,

World Channel

In 1933, Arkansas native Florence B. Price made music history as the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony played her Symphony in E minor at the Chicago World's Fair. In her legendary 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, a watershed moment in the civil rights movement, the famous vocalist Marian Anderson concluded her program with a Florence Price song. ​

During Price's life she interacted with a surprising number of important African-American leaders, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Kathryn Dunham, as well as Marian Anderson. This documentary tells the inspirational story of a gifted woman who triumphed over prejudice and preconceptions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Comment by email:
Thank you Bill; I just learned this weekend about this national broadcast on the PBS World channel.  So thanks for posting this.   You may want to add this link to it so people can see the commercial and read a bit more about it.  This national stuff is all new to me, but for the most part it has been a pleasant surprise.

Best Wishes, Jim Greeson [Producer]                                                                                                        

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