American Black Journal

Music, Education, and Military Firsts with George Shirley

Clip: Season 43 Episode 18 | 12m 19s

George Shirley joins us to talk about breaking down racial barriers in opera, education and the military. George was the first African-American high school teacher in Detroit Public Schools system, first African-American to sign with the prestigious U.S. Army Chorus, and the first African-American tenor to earn a contract with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Episode 4318/Segment 1.

Aired: 02/22/15

Rating: NR

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