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About Maureen D. Lee

Maureen D. Lee is the author of Sissieretta Jones: “The Greatest Singer of Her Race,” 1868-1933, published in 2012 by the University of South Carolina Press. Lee is a retired public relations professional and former teacher, newspaper journalist, and magazine editor. She was born in Rhode Island, the state Sissieretta Jones called home for fifty-seven years. Lee graduated from Cranston High School East and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhode Island College. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband, John. Copies of her book are available on amazon.com and from the University of South Carolina Press.
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Sissieretta Jones, Providence’s Famous Soprano
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Sissieretta Jones, Providence’s Famous Soprano

When young Matilda Sissieretta Joyner stepped onto the stage at Providence’s Pond Street Baptist Church in the early 1880s and began to sing, no one in the church hall could …
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