This series is "Portraits of women composers," produced by Jeannie Pool for the Women's Department at WBAI. In this episode we will hear an interview and performance done at KPFK in Los Angeles with with musicologist Dr. Ora Williams, professor at Cal State Long Beach who has published American Black Women in the Arts and Social Sciences: A Bibliographic Survey (Scarecrow Press, 2nd ed. 1978). Later Jeannie Pool interviews concert pianist Virginia Eskin about composer Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944).
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.