22.1 How Barbara Conrad Made it: Female African-American Singers and the Color line

What:
Student Poster
When:
8:30 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where:
Grand Ballroom A/B
Tags:
DiversityFirst-Year Experience/Freshman OrientationArts & Humanities
Discussion:
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Barbara Conrad, like Marian Anderson and Josephine Baker before her, crossed the color line in a challenging context. From a small southern town, without formal training, she became a 1970s sensation as a mezzo-soprano in opera.  My poster examines her practice of “hafting”--leveraging both advantages and disadvantages.

Participant
Northeast Texas Community College