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Frances Walker-Slocum

First US black female professor of music

Died when: 94 years 95 days (1131 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Frances Walker-Slocum

Frances Walker-Slocum (March 6, 1924 - June 9, 2018) was an American educator, pianist, and organist, and the first tenured African-American female professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the first conservatory in the United States to admit black students.

Walker-Slocum was the younger sister of composer George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.In 1950, Walker-Slocum was married to Henry Chester Slocum Jr., a fellow Oberlin alumnus in New York City.

She had one son, George Jeffrey Slocum.

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