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Music Library Thematic Displays: Celebration of Black History Month

This guide showcases resources from the George F. DeVine Music Library centered on specific themes. Selected themes reflect UT School of Music events and programs, as well as cultural celebrations.

Celebration of Black History Month Banner Art

Display Case

DeVine Music Library Display Case featuring Florence Price and William Grant Still

Gallery of Black Musicians

Aretha Franklin headshot

Aretha Franklin
(March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018)

Grove Music Online

Beyonce headshot

(September 4, 1981 - )

Grove Music Online

Chuck Berry playing guitar

Chuck Berry
(October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017)

Grove Music Online

Prince playing guitar

(June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016)


Grove Music Online

Whitney Houston headshot

Whitney Houston
(August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012)


Grove Music Online

Marvin Gaye headshot

Marvin Gaye
(April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984)


Grove Music Online

Little Richard headshot

Little Richard
(December 5, 1932 - May 9, 2020)

Grove Music Online

Ella Fitzgerald headshot

Ella Fitzgerald
(April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996)

Grove Music Online

Florence B. Price

Florence B. Price headshot

Florence B. Price
(April 9, 1887 - June 3, 1953)

Books about Florence B. Price

About Black History Month

Celebration of Black History Month 
2021 Theme: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

The Black Family from the Black History Bulletin Flyer Art

The George F. DeVine Music Library is celebrating and honoring Black History Month by showcasing and remembering some of the many amazing Black artists that positively impacted the realms of music even to today. In our display case found inside of our library, we are highlighting two 20th-century composers, Florence B. Price and William Grant Still, with some of their scores, CDs, and books. Throughout this LibGuide, you will find biographies from our UT Libraries databases, materials from our collection, and information directly from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.



William Grant Still

William Grant Still headshot

William Grant Still
(May 11, 1895 - December 3, 1978)

Scores of William Grant Still

Books about William Grant Still

Audio/Visual Materials for William Grant Still

Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American)

Below are the four movements of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American) from one of our database, Alexander Street Press.
I. Moderato assai
II. Adagio
III. Animato
IV. Lento, con risoluzione

Attached is a score of the piece at the bottom from Alexander Street Press.

William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American) album

Online databases for further exploration