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William Grant Still: Trailblazer from the South


This 1984 PBS documentary, AETN's first nationally distributed production, examines the career of African-American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978). It includes excerpts from concert performances of Still's music, as well as interviews with Still's daughter Judith, Harvard historian Eileen Southern, conductor László Hálasz, and others. Also included are excerpts from radio interviews by Still and his wife, Verna Arvey. Hosted by Alex Haley.

Last Updated 23 Oct 2019