Voices for Freedom: A New Look at the Hyers Sisters' Dream, Change, and Legacy

By: Bibbs, C. Susheel, PhD.

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White, perfect-bound booklet with black titles and B&W illustration. This copy is as new and unread. This essay on the Hyers Sisters was first published in The Proceedings, a volume of essays from The Hawaii Conference on the Social Sciences in 1912. I cannot tell if this is the first separate edition or not. However, it is one of the few scholarly works on the Hyers Sisters and is, for that reason, of considerable interest. The Hyers Sisters were very early African-American opera stars who formed companies, featuring African-American performers, in roles that challenged the steriotyping in the widely-popular minstrel shows. The Hyers Sisters have largely been forgotten, but they were extremely important in the development of African-American musical culture. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 26 pages

Title: Voices for Freedom: A New Look at the Hyers Sisters' Dream, Change, and Legacy

Author Name: Bibbs, C. Susheel, PhD.

Categories: African - American,

Publisher: Sacremento, M. E. P. Publications?DKC, Inc. with The Living Heritage Foundation: 2016

ISBN Number: 1535017449

ISBN Number 13: 9781535017442

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 16786

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Music American Roots Music Minstrelsy