About this minute

Margaret Bonds
Laura Gordy
Bonnie Pomfret
Back to School , International Women's Day 2022

Back to School #8

This minute comes from a piece called ‘Dream Variation’ by Margaret Bonds. Margaret was a successful and well-known African American composer who worked in the mid-twentieth century—a time when few women from her background were able to gain recognition as composers. The song’s lyrics come from a poem by Margaret’s friend, Langston Hughes, and they...
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