George Walker (1922- ), a concert pianist and composer, was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in music. Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra is the name of the work for which it was awarded.
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Article from the Oberlin Alumni Magazine: "Pulitzer Prize for Music Goes to George Walker '41, '85 hon."
(1922- ), Washington, DC. Biographical data, CDs, books and sheet music, major works, other information, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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