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Black Beauty Jessye Mae Norman

Black Beauty: Jessie Mae Norman. African American Opera Singer. Writer. Philanthropist.

Jessye Mae Norman has performed globally with premier opera companies, solo recitals, and concerts. She recently released her artistic expression entitled American Masters.

Jessye has over forty honorary doctorate degrees from several colleges, a five time Grammy Award Winner, a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the National Medal of the Arts at the White House from President Obama in 2010. She founded of The Jessye Norman School for the Arts to address the need for education in the arts in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia.

Before her passing, Jessye Norman wrote a memoir called Stand Up Straight and Sing which was released in 2014 in the United States and 2015 in France.

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