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William Grant StillA Study in Contradictions$
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Catherine Parsons Smith

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520215429

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001

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The Formative Years of William Grant Still

The Formative Years of William Grant Still

Little Rock, Arkansas, 1895–1911

(p.21) The Formative Years of William Grant Still
William Grant Still

Catherine Parsons Smith

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on Still's boyhood years in Little Rock, Arkansas. This chapter reveals that Still grew up in a period of increasing racial violence and tension. It studies the various factors that influenced Still and his future career choices, including conditional privilege, the opposition to racial segregation, and support for racial uplift.

Keywords:   boyhood, Little Rock, racial violence, career influences, conditional privilege, racial segregation, racial uplift

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