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Du Bois, Shirley (Lola) Grahamlocked

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(b Indianapolis, IN, 11 Nov, 1896; d Beijing, March 27, 1977). American composer, playwright and biographer. The daughter of a black American minister, she studied the piano, the organ and singing, and directed her father's church choir. In 1921 she married Shadrach T. McCanns, who died three years later, leaving her with two young sons. She went on to study at the Sorbonne (...

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