Everett Lee, Who Broke Color Barriers on the Conductor’s Podium, Dies at 105

He was known as the first Black conductor on Broadway and the first to conduct a white orchestra in the South. Mr. Lee went on to a successful career in Europe.

Everett Lee, Who Broke Color Barriers On The Conductor’s Podium, Dies At 105

The New York Times – by David Allen

Everett Lee, a conductor who broke down racial barriers but then fled the prejudice that Black classical musicians faced in the United States to make a significant career in Europe, died on Jan. 12 at a hospital near his home in Malmo, Sweden. He was 105.

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