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Archive: March 2019 (10 Posts)

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Mary Cardwell Dawson: First Lady of Opera

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Music Reference Specialist Sam Perryman. Some people know that the Music Division is home to the National Negro Opera Company Collection. They also know that, while it’s not the first African American opera company, it was one of the largest.  It was founded and managed by Mary Lucinda …