The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr. : First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy.
Alton Augustus Adams, Sr, was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the US military in 1917. This memoir reveals him as an inspired activist who believed music could change the world, mitigate racism,...
University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton,
|Series:||Music of the African diaspora.
|Online Access:||Online version|
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