At a Glance


Learn about famous composer William Grant Still through this online exhibit.

The Digital Scriptorium, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University

Still Going On: Celebrating The Life and Times of William Grant Still

Photo, William Grant Steel, Still Going On

An exhibit devoted to William Grant Still (1895-1978), "the first African-American composer to have a symphony performed by an American orchestra." Includes annotations on more than 100 documents relating to his life and work, such as articles by Still, correspondence, scores, audio clips, programs, photographs, newspaper reviews, and testimonials. Also provides a complete discography, bibliography of 80 titles, and timeline of the "cultural connections" fostered by Still and his music. Of value to those with a specific interest in Still's life, work, and cultural milieu, and to students of 20th-century classical music and the experience of African-American artists in general.