American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry: Race & Gender in the 20th Century profiles this woman who faced tremendous challenges as a female, an African American and as a woman of mixed heritage. Perry's life provides insight to a special moment in the 1920s and '30s when black American composers were finally being recognized for their unique contributions to the country's music.
Jeannie Gayle Pool Ph.D. is a musicologist, composer, documentary filmmaker, and producer. An expert on music for motion pictures, she is a consultant for Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Music Department. She is also the author of Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band (Scarecrow, 2008).