WQXR looks at the role of black performers, composers and music industry figures throughout the month of February.

Recently in Black History Month 2013

Spotlight: When Marian Anderson Sang at the Lincoln Memorial

Monday, February 04, 2013

Today we feature recordings of some pieces the great contralto Marian Anderson sang at the historic April 9, 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert.


The Dynamic Film Music of Quincy Jones

Saturday, February 02, 2013

David Garland presents an overview of Quincy Jones' movie music, including highlights from "The Color Purple," "The Italian Job," "In the Heat of the Night," and more.

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Spotlight: William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony

Friday, February 01, 2013

William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” is the first symphony composed by an African American that was performed by a major orchestra.

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A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

In this musical biography, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work.

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