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Changing the lines of racial injustice

The gift of love is difficult because there are people I can't stand. But love doesn't mean affection. It means treating them justly even when they are terrible people. _ Janet Collins, prima ballerina, first black artist to perform at the Metropolitan Opera Company I sat beside George Gershwin in his penthouse while he was writing Porgy and Bess. He knew a great deal, studied a great deal. But I was black all day and he wasn't. His stuff sounds quite white. I'd go through the score and point out where it went astray. _ Eva Jessye, choral director, first Broadway production of Porgy and Bess

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