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Influential African Americans You May Not Know

By Greg Gilpin

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2-part choir and piano (with optional narrator)
Influential African Americans You May Not Know. Composed by Greg Gilpin. Choral collection. Educational, Choral. Choral score and performance/accompaniment CD, reproducible. Heritage Music Press #30/2361H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2361H).

Item Number: LO.30-2361H

Sometimes history misplaces or forgets important people who dreamed, fought, served, made changes in our lives, and affected history's path. In this exciting new collection/revue, we are introduced through story and song to ten African Americans whose contributions to society, culture, our nation, and the world should be celebrated and never forgotten. Included are: The Soldier - Henry Johnson; The Activist - A. Phillip Randolph; The Journalist - John Russwurm; The Fighter - Jack Johnson; The Singer - Mamie Smith; The Film Maker - Oscar Micheaux; The Politician - P.B.S. Pinchback; The Preacher - Adam Clayton Powell; The Entrepreneur - Madame C.J. Walker; and The Explorer - Matthew Alexander Henson. The narrative script is a terrific teaching tool, providing interesting facts and information about each person and his or her contributions. What a terrific presentation for African American History Month celebrations, and a valuable resource for multicultural and interdisciplinary studies!

  • A Soldier for Us All  Performed by Henry Johnson
  • We've Got a Brotherhood  Performed by A. Phillip Randolph
  • Mamie Smith is Comin' to Town 
  • Oh Oscar Micheaux 
  • Pinchback the Politician (P.B.S. Pinchback) 
  • Extra Extra  Performed by John Russwurm
  • Call Him Jack Johnson 
  • Preacher Powell (Adam Clayton Powell) 
  • We Are All Beautiful  Performed by Madame C.J. Walker
  • Top of the World  Performed by Matthew Alexander Henson
  • Optional Narrative Script 
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