Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork III (1941- )

Postmodern Composer, pianist, conductor Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork III, who has penned more than 250 works, was born on April 17, 1941, in Rochester, New York, to Lora Hailstork and Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork Jr. However, he was reared in Albany, New York. He has one sister, … Read MoreAdolphus Cunningham Hailstork III (1941- )

Albertina Walker (1929-2010)

Contralto gospel singer and conductor Albertina Walker, youngest of eight siblings, was born on August 29, 1929, in the Bronzeville community of Chicago, Illinois to Ruben Walker from Bibb County, Georgia, and Camille Coleman Walker from Houston County, Georgia. She began singing with her home … Read MoreAlbertina Walker (1929-2010)

Michael Morgan (1957-2021)

As a classical music conductor, Michael Morgan has been instrumental in bringing his eclectic orchestral leadership style to a diverse audience. Since becoming musical director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra in 1990, Morgan has become well respected, particularly in the African American community … Read MoreMichael Morgan (1957-2021)