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  • Rae Linda Brown

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(b Little Rock, AR, April 9, 1887; d Chicago, June 3, 1953). American composer. She was the first black American woman to win widespread recognition as a symphonic composer, rising to prominence (with William Grant Still and William Dawson) in the 1930s. After early training with her mother she studied composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Wallace Goodrich and Frederick Converse (...

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