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us: Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977


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    • us: Bois, Shirley Graham Du, 1896-1977
    • us: Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1906-
    • us: DuBois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977
    • us: Grāhaṃ, Ṣerli, 1896-1977
    • us: Graham, Shirley, 1896-1977
    • us: McCanns, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977
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      Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1906-Du Bois, Shirley Graham,1906-
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    • found: Her The story of Phillis Wheatley, 1949: t.p. (Shirley Graham)
    • found: LC in RLIN, 7-8-86 (hdg.: Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1906- ; Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1906-1977; usage: Shirley Graham; Shirley Graham DuBois)
    • found: I promise, c1934: t.p. (Shirley Graham McCanns)
    • found: Berry, L. Bio. dict. of black musicians & music educators, 1978 (Graham, Shirley; composer, vocalist)
    • found: Cohen, A. I. Int. ency. of women composers, 1983 (DuBois, Shirley Graham (Graham, Shirley Lola; Mrs. McCanns; Mrs. W.E.B. DuBois); b. Indianapolis, IN? (Evansville, IN?), Nov. 11, 1904? (1907?); d. Sept. 6, 1978; Black American author and composer)
    • found: Saphala janma, 1953: t.p. (Ṣerli Grāhaṃ)
    • found: Horne, G. Race woman, c2000: p. 286 (In notes to chapter 1: Certificate of birth for Lola Shirley Graham, Marion County Board of Health, Court House, Indianapolis, no. 30007. Date of Birth: 11 November 1896. Recorded November 1896 in book 7, p. 171: issued 24 October 1942, Shirley Graham Du Bois Papers; State of New York, Queens County, Deposition of Lizzie Etta Bell Graham, 21 March 1949 (signed by Etta Bell Graham), stating that on 11 November 1896 at 214 West Vermont Avenue in Indianapolis she gave birth to Lola Shirley Graham, Shirley Graham Du Bois Papers. See also sworn statement of William Jernagin, 11 April 1930: "on oath" he states that Shirley Graham does not use her given name, Lola, for reasons of her "profession.")
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed December 12, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Du Bois, Shirley Graham; dramatist, librettist, biographer, composer / arranger; born 11 November 1896 in Near Evansville, Indiana, United States; studied music at Howard University and at the Sorbonne in Paris before earning a bachelor's degree in music (1934) and a master's degree in music history (1935) from Oberlin College; studied at the Yale School of Drama (1938-1940); was director of the black division of the Chicago Federal Theatre Project., a New York field secretary for the NAACP; moved with her husband to Ghana and after his death to Cairo Egypt; biographical efforts included Booker T. Washington (1955), Paul Robeson (1946), and Frederick Douglass (1947); Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser (1972), Tanzanian president Julius K. Nyerere (1975); recounted the life of her husband in His Day Is Marching On: A Memoir of W. E. B. Du Bois (1971); Du Bois: A Pictorial Biography was published posthumously in 1978; died 27 March 1977 in Beijing, China)
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