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us: Duncan, Todd

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    • us: Duncan, Robert Todd
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1903-02-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1998-02-27
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Danville (Ky.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Butler University
        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University. Teachers College
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: University of Louisville Municipal College for Negroes
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) College teachers
      • Sources

        • found: His Negro spirituals [SR] 1951: label (Todd Duncan, baritone) container (b. Danville, KY)
        • found: New Grove dict. of opera (Duncan, (Robert) Todd; b. Feb. 12, 1903, Danville, KY; American baritone)
        • found: FirstSearch NewsAbs (Todd Duncan; d. Feb. 28, 1998, Washington, D.C., age 95; baritone)
        • found: American National Biography Online, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Duncan, Todd; opera singer, singing teacher; born 12 February 1903 in Danville, Kentucky, United States; obtained B.A. from Butler University (1925); M.A.from Columbia University's Teachers College (1930); taught music at the University of Louisville's Municipal College for Negroes (1926 - 1929); took a position at Howard University in Washington, D.C. (1931); his singing career blossomed after a one-night, all-African-American production of Cavalleria Rusticana at New York's Mecca Temple (1934); received an honorary doctorate from Howard University (1938); was cited by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for his contributions to theater; the George Peabody Medal came his way (1984); died 27 February 1998 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States)
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