Winner 2005 Award

Ellington Was Not a Street

Written by Ntozake Shange and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

"Ellington Was Not A Street", read by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip to Sasha Johnson, beautifully illustrated by Kadir Nelson, recalls noted playwright and poet, Ntozake Shange's childhood meetings with civil rights activists who changed the world.

"..it hasn't always been this way ellington was not a street robeson no mere memory du bois walked up my father's stairs hummed some tune over me sleeping in the company of men who changed the world."

 

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
LA's BEST singers, performed a variety of rousing Ellington tunes, conducted by Granville Oldham, Jr.
"You in Me", Sung by Sandy Simmons
"I Knew Duke Ellington" Professor Kenny Burrell

Award presentation by SWC Library & Archives Director, Adaire Klein, Sunday, November 6, 2005

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