Hope Foye

Singing Her Song: The Story of Hope Foye

“Singing Her Song: The Story of Hope Foye” Celebrating Black History Month 2008 was created by Union Bank as the sixth in a series of compact discs honoring distinguished African Americans. As president of LBCAA, John partnered with Union Bank Renaissance Branch and Union Bank corporate to present a live conversation and performance by soprano Hope Foye in honor of Women’s History Month 2008. Hope Foye was a classically trained soprano, activist and protégé of Paul Robeson when her passport was taken during the McCarthy era because she participated in a competition in East Germany. After a successful ten year career in Mexico, Hope lived and worked in Europe for fourteen more years before returning to the United States in the late 1970’s. At 86, Hope is still a remarkable talent with an inspirational spirit. John also presented performances of soprano Hope Foye at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles and Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. “Beyond the incredible life of Hope Foye, her performance of “Angelitos Negros”(Black Angels) can never be forgotten”, said John Malveaux

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