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Ten O'Clock News; Tribute to Roland Hayes


Hope Kelly reports on the Madison Park High School Choir's tribute to Roland Hayes, who was the first African American singer to achieve recognition on the classical stage. Interviews with members of the choir about Hayes' legacy. Footage of the choir's performance. Kelly reviews Hayes's career, accompanied by photos and footage of Hayes. The Roland Hayes Music Center is based at Madison Park High School. Interviews with Elma Lewis, Robert Winfrey, who is the Director, of the Music Center, Anthony Walker, who is a graduate of the Music Center, and Afrika Hayes, the daughter of Roland Hayes. They discuss Hayes's music and legacy.

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Ten O'Clock News

Tribute to Roland Hayes

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Lewis, Elma
Hayes, Roland, 1887-1977
African American musicians
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Kelly, Hope (Reporter)
Lewis, Elma (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Tribute to Roland Hayes,” 05/14/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D10BBCF57FEC45BB8D8E3D25336F8FDD.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Tribute to Roland Hayes.” 05/14/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D10BBCF57FEC45BB8D8E3D25336F8FDD>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Tribute to Roland Hayes. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D10BBCF57FEC45BB8D8E3D25336F8FDD
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