Take a walk down Leontyne Price Boulevard

Take a walk down Leontyne Price Boulevard


norman lebrecht

June 09, 2015

The town of Laurel, Mississippi, has named a central street after a local heroine, the first Afro-American soprano to make an international opera career.



  • Christy says:

    Glad to see. Thanks. But Afro-American is a very outdated/archaic term, probably not used for decades now. Leontyne Price would probably call herself African American, since that is the equal term to other American ancestry terms (Irish American, Mexican American, etc), and it’s the term embraced publicly since the late 70s by leaders of the black community. Today, though, with black Americans coming from all over the worlk, she would simply be called a black woman.