Saturday, November 5, 2011

William Grant Still's 'My Life, My Words' will be sold at Antiques Show to benefit Woodville's African-American Museum

[My Life, My Words: The Autobiography of William Grant Still, American Master Composer; With additional material by Judith Anne Still; The Master-Player Library, Flagstaff, Arizona (2011)]

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Still was born in Woodville, Mississippi. The Woodville Antiques 2011 Show and Sale will be held November 18, 19 and 20, 2011 at the Wilkinson County Park Exhibit Halls, 3200 Highway 61 North, Woodville, MS. The events benefit Wilkinson Museums. says:

"The African American Museum which opened in 2004 in the 1819 Branch Banking House will have the new permanent William Grant Still exhibit focusing on the life and work of the Wilkinson County native who went on to world wide acclaim as a symphony conductor in New York and Los Angeles, composer of operas and classical music, and even musical themes for shows in the early days of television...such as Gunsmoke!"

Judith Anne Still, daughter of William Grant Still, says the composer “will be prominent” at The Woodville Antiques 2011 Show and Sale, Nov. 18, 19 and 20:

“They will be selling copies of MY LIFE, MY WORDS to raise money for the African-American Museum there. Many events are planned. For information, contact

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