A Biography of E. Azalia Smith Hackley, 1867-1922, African-American Singer and Social Activist Lisa Pertillar Brevard

ISBN: 9780773475755

Published: April 1st 2001

Hardcover

390 pages


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A Biography of E. Azalia Smith Hackley, 1867-1922, African-American Singer and Social Activist  by  Lisa Pertillar Brevard

A Biography of E. Azalia Smith Hackley, 1867-1922, African-American Singer and Social Activist by Lisa Pertillar Brevard
April 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 390 pages | ISBN: 9780773475755 | 7.47 Mb

Madame E. Azalia Hackley was an African-American classical singer, social worker, writer, philanthropist, and activist who championed the use of African-American spirituals among her own people as a tool for social change.

Her efforts led to the useMoreMadame E. Azalia Hackley was an African-American classical singer, social worker, writer, philanthropist, and activist who championed the use of African-American spirituals among her own people as a tool for social change.

Her efforts led to the use of spirituals as freedom songs during the Civil Rights Movement. This work uses newspaper accounts and archive studies documenting Madame Hackleys tours cross-coutry and abroad to rasie funds for African-American classical musicians.

It shows Hackleys intense devotion to her African-American roots, as she easily could have passed for white. Nevertheless, she traveled throughout the South in Jim Crow railway cars by choice. This work also recovers several of her influential published works, including A guide to voice culture (1909)- The coloured girl beautiful (1916), an etiquette book for African-American women desiring professional jobs- and hints to young coloured artists a series of acticles designed to help young African-American classical musicans succed.



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