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Two Women, Two Composers, Two Lives Set to Music

Harriet Tubman and Alice Fong Yu Reimagined Through Music

New America Media, Audio, UpFront Radio Posted: Oct 20, 2007

Editors Note: Marcus Shelby The life of Harriet Tubman who freed slaves through the Underground Railroad is now a famous piece of American history. Composer Marcus Shelby finds in her story, a life that deserves to be set to music. Listen to him speak about Bound for the Promised Land.


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Editors Note: Jon JangThere's a school named after Alice Fong Yu in San Francisco but few know about the Chinese American woman who made history when the San Francisco Unified School district hired her. Listen to Jong Jan speak about Fong Yu, the subject of his musical tribute to her life - Unbound Chinatown.


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