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George Walker, Educator and a Giant of the Music Industry, Dies at Age 96

George Walker, Educator and a Giant of the Music Industry, Dies at Age 96

Dr. Walker composed nearly 100 pieces over his lifetime. One of his most famous is Lyric for Strings which was inspired by the death of his grandmother, a former slave. In 1996, he became the first African American recipient of the Pulitzer Price for Music.