FLORENCE BEATRICE PRICE (1887 - 1953)
Florence Price came from Little Rock. She studied at the New England Conservatory and in Chicago where she spent much of her adult life. Several historic events took place as she neared mid-career. In 1932, her first symphony won the Wanamaker award and the next year, Frederick Stock conducted this work with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (as part of the Worlds Fair events). Her songs entered into the repertoires of such artists as Roland Hayes, Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, and Hilda Harris.