WSF Celebrates Its First Year

One year ago, on 30 October 2020, WSF went live with a post by Mark Burford on Marian Anderson. In the past challenging year there have been 45 posts, including 8 by guest authors and 6 that were group posts. To celebrate this moment, we have redesigned the website. Now, all photos are taken from posts in the past year. To launch us on Year 2, Mark Burford writes about Mahalia Jackson and the soft power of Gospel Sisterhood.

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Finding Mollie Fines

Wichita’s newspaper, The Negro Star, helps document the remarkable life of Mollie Fines, and shows that she regularly used new musical experiences to create new opportunities.

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