Black History Spotlight

Black History Spotlight: Zenobia Powell Perry

Zenobia Powell Perry (left)By Willem Martens, via Wikimedia Commons

Black History Spotlight:Zenobia Powell Perry


February 26, 2018

Zenobia Powell Perry was an American pianist, teacher and composer. She wrote music for piano, chamber ensembles, an opera, orchestral works and symphonic wind ensembles. She taught music at several historically black colleges and led a black teacher-training program with guidance from Eleanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt would become a mentor and friend to Perry and even helped sponsor her graduate studies.