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UCA to preview opera based on story of LR Nine

By Debra Hale-Shelton

This article was published September 24, 2017 at 3:40 a.m.

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Composer and conductor Tania Leon

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. was in the second grade when he sat in front of his family's black-and-white television set in September 1957 and watched the news about Arkansas from his home in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

Composer and conductor Tania Leon

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Print Headline: LR Nine struggles the stuff of opera; UCA to host preview of full work to be finished next year

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RBear says... September 24, 2017 at 7:48 a.m.

I am really looking forward to seeing the preview of this opera Monday and hearing the thoughts of Dr. Gates. The struggles of those nine are now being brought forth to a state and a nation who probably were not alive when these bold steps were taken.

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