SmithsonianMag.com: Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears

Smithsonian Magazine America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South By Edward Ball; Photographs by Wayne Lawrence November 2015 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/slavery-trail-of-tears-180956968/ When Delores McQuinn was growing up, her father told her a story about a search for the family’s roots. He said his own father knew the…

Roderick Cox will conduct YOLA National Symphony Orchestra July 26

From July 24 to 27, the YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) National Symposium will bring together educators, administrators, advocates, and other key stakeholders in Sistema-inspired programs and programs similarly invested in youth and community development through music education. The theme of the symposium is “Empowering Youth, Building Community.” Over the course of the symposium,…

BlackVoiceNews.com: Tree Named for Booker T. Washington

Colonel Charles Young named a tree in the Sequoia National Park in honor of Booker T. Washington and the giant tree was lost for 100 years. See https://blackvoicenews.com/2003/09/14/after-100-years-young-and-booker-t-get-recognition/ Public television host Huell Howser dedicated a segment to Colonel Charles Young and the lost Booker T. Washington tree. https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/2004/02/01/sequoia-black-history-californias-gold-6002-2/  

PBS.org: Julia Bullock, currently The Met Museum’s artist in residence

NYC-ARTS Profile: Julia Bullock Clip: Season 2019 Episode 424 | 11m 48s   A profile of soprano Julia Bullock, currently The Met Museum’s artist in residence. Known for her rich voice and versatile artistry, she is approaching the museum’s collection as both a musician and an activist. NYC-Arts Profile: Julia Bullock  https://www.pbs.org/video/nyc-arts-profile-julia-bullock-shjw9o/

NPR Releases ‘Wade in the Water’ 26-Part Series on 25th Anniversary

Dr. Kehembe V. Eichelberger, Assoc. Prof., Howard University shared a press release with MusicUNTOLD announcing the 25th anniversary of WADE IN THE WATER (26 episode series on NPR honoring the legacy of African American sacred music tradition over a 200 year period). https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/static/10841/npr-releases-wade-water-26-part-series-25th-anniversary-produced-howard   WASHINGTON – Howard University has made an impact on music with alumni…