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Ella Sheppard Raises Her Voice for Good

Maya Washington tells singer’s inspiring story

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Rising star Shameless Maya tells the story of Ella Sheppard, a singer and former slave in Tennessee, who once used the power of music to help save the university she taught at. All at a time when Black women had to take piano lessons in secret. 

 

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Ashley
6 months ago
Yall aren't allowed to say Fisk University?!
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Abayomi Ojore
5 months ago
My name is Abayomi Ojore; I very concerned with what is transpiring of HBCU campuses, especially concerning young women. I am the father of two (2) daughters.
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