Text Size: Small Medium Large

The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price

Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Fri Mar 30th, 6:00pm
Fri Mar 30th, 9:00pm
Sat Mar 31st, 2:00am
Sat Mar 31st, 10:00am
Sat Mar 31st, 4:00pm
Tue Apr 3rd, 5:00am
Tue Apr 3rd, 11:00am

In 1933 Florence B Price made music history as the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony premiered her Symphony in E minor at the 1933 World's Fair. She composed songs for the great singer Marian Anderson who sang Price's music at her legendary at the Lincoln Memorial performance in 1939 - a watershed moment in civil rights history. This is the inspiring story of a gifted woman's triumph over prejudice and preconceptions.

Video Title