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Trailblazing Piano Professor Frances Walker-Slocum ’45 dies at 94 | Oberlin College and Conservatory

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 23:53
Outspoken throughout her life, Walker-Slocum showcased the music of black composers such as Scott Joplin, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and former Oberlin student William Grant Still; battled for gender equity in salary; and strode confidently into an interracial marriage amid a torrent of condemnation. Through the years, she was also beloved by her students, many of whom went on to standout careers of their own. Born in Washington, D.C., Walker-Slocum was raised alongside her brother, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker ’41, hon. DM ’83. She sustained severe burns in a fire at age 5 and suffered a long and painful recovery that included a yearlong stint in the hospital and numerous surgeries, especially to her right arm. Walker-Slocum followed her brother to Oberlin, primarily because it was the only college at the time willing to confer undergraduate degrees to blacks. (“Every black musician I knew in Washington studied in Oberlin,” she once said. “Oberlin was a vanguard in those days as far as blacks were concerned.”)

David Simon | Tony

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:33
über bourdain. good grief


Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:01

jonathan [email protected]

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:48

rootmon - Slashdot User

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 20:42
Robin "Roblimo" Miller (born October 30, 1952) was the Editor in Chief of Open Source Technology Group, the company that owned Slashdot,, freshmeat,, NewsForge, and ThinkGeek from 2000 to 2008.

nyc obit oup

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:23

Wally Butler - The Scotsman

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:43

Cecil Taylor and the Art of Noise | The New Yorker

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:41
"I took the northern passage between genres" is such a good (and relatable!) line.


Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:50


Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:50
rusty staub obit

sammy stewart

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:35

Trevor Baylis obituary | Technology | The Guardian

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:59
Prolific inventor famous for his wind-up radio