In 1971, Eileen Southern, the first African-American woman tenured in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, published her landmark monograph: The Music of Black Americans, currently in its third edition. We are faculty, graduate students and library staff at Harvard who see in the approaching golden anniversary of Professor Southern's accomplishment an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon her work.

Do you have a memory of Eileen Southern to share? Harvard University graduate students would appreciate the opportunity to interview you. At the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in Boston, MA, they will staff an oral history booth to record personal knowledge that will help preserve Professor Southern's legacy. Project staff are particularly interested in meeting former students, collaborators and friends of Professor Southern as well as anyone with thoughts about The Music of Black Americans.

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Or simply drop in between 4 and 5 on Friday, November 1st or Saturday, November 2nd. We'll be in the Revere Room, located on the lobby level of the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel. Light refreshments will be served. 


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