Blockson Lecture: Reflections of Women in Black Music

Author and musician Toni Rose discusses African American women in music in Philadelphia, including Willa Ward of the World-Famous Ward Singers, about whom Rose and Willa Ward-Royster collaborated on How I Got Over: Clara Ward and the World-Famous Ward Singers. Rose also reflects on world-renowned saxophonist Myrtle Young, an original member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Toni Rose is a freelance writer and musician. She has worked with many bands and groups as a vocalist and drummer. She sculpts and writes poetry and was co-owner of High Fashion Designs: Ben-Toni Label.

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