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In this episode, as part of his "Song and Beyond" takeover this month, Stephen Rodgers chats with Carol Oja (Harvard University) and Mark Burford (Reed College), who are members of the Women’s Song Forum team and have written and posted on Marian Anderson. Dr. Oja’s books include Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, which received the Music in American Culture Award from the American Musicological Society. She is currently writing a book provisionally titled Civil Rights in the Concert Hall: Marian Anderson and the Racial Desegregation of Classical Music. Dr. Burford is the author of Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field, which won the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society for outstanding book; additionally, he is editor of the forthcoming Mahalia Jackson Reader.
Original airdate: April 20, 2021.
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