The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Jessye Norman


The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Jessye Norman

11/21/2016; 04/27/2017

Opera singer Jessye Norman (1945- ) began performing with international and American opera companies in 1969. She received multiple Grammy awards, founded the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and wrote a memoir, Stand Up Straight and Sing!, published in 2014. Norman was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 11/21/2016 and 04/27/2017, in New York, New York. This collection is comprised of the video footage of the interview.

Total Sessions: 2; Total Tapes: 11; Total Run Time: 05h 37m 42s


SNAC Resource ID: 11636984

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Opera singer Jessye Norman was born on September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia to Janie King Norman and Silas Norman. She graduated from Augusta's Lucy C. Laney Senior High School. Following her participation in Philadelphia's Marian Anderson Vocal Competition in 1960, Norman received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Howard University, where she completed her B.M. degree in 1967. She then earned her M.M. degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1968.After Norman won the ARD Inte...