When I Rise

When I Rise

DVD - 2011
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An inspirational journey toward finding forgiveness within oneself. A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world.
Publisher: United States : PBS, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781608834198
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 03, 2014

well told story of a black woman who succeeds in the world of opera despite much adversity during her years at the University of Texas, and is later honoured in the same state legislature that censured her years ealier.

Mar 30, 2011

This documentary records the life and times, if you will, of Barbara Conrad Smith, the lady who was removed from the lead role of an Opera while a student at the University of Texas.

I really enjoyed it.

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