Wednesday, September 18, 2019

John Malveaux: Not one classical music composer of African descent is on a U.S. stamp

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In a blog dated September 16, 2019, Judith Anne Still, daughter and publisher of composer William Grant Still, pointedly complained that two great American composers of classical music and opera (Florence Price and William Grant Still) have not been honored with US postal stamps. Florence Price and William Grant Still are both of African descent. A review of African Americans honored with US postal stamps does not identify a single classical music and opera composer of African descent and only two vocalists of classical music and opera. Please see stamp selection process  and help correct a damaging image issue.   

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