The Heart of a Woman: the Life and Music of Florence B. Price
The first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her compositional works. Through interviews and a wealth of material from public and private archives, Rae Linda Brown illuminates Price's major works while exploring the considerable depth of her achievement. Brown also traces the life of the extremely private individual from her childhood in Little Rock through her time at the New England Conservatory, her extensive teaching, and her struggles with racism, poverty, and professional jealousies.