March 28, 2020
5626 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
301-464-5291; TTY 301-699-2544
African American Women in Music: The Music of Della Reese
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Ages 8 & up.
Explore the vibrant history of African American women in music in our lecture series with contemporary relevance. Discover these legends as barrier breakers, earth shakers, and hit makers who have paved the way for today's artists.
Della Reese, 1931-2017, was an American jazz, R&B, pop, and gospel singer; actress; and ordained minister. Her career took off in 1959, with her hit single "Don't You Know?" Most known for her gospel and jazz singing, Reese is noted to be the youngest singer to have the same vocal range as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. In 2017, she was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.