ASCAP

Harry Thacker Burleigh, (1866-1949) ~ Harry Thacker Burleigh, composer, pianist, and singer, received the 3rd NAACP Spingarn Medal for his achievements in creative music on this date in 1917. ~ He was the first African-American composer acclaimed for his concert songs as well as for his adaptations of African-American spirituals. ~ He was an accomplished […]