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John Wesley Work Jr. (Composer)

Born: 6th August 1871, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Died: 7th September 1925, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nationality: American

John Wesley Work Jr. was the first African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, and also a choral director, educationalist and songwriter. He is now sometimes known as John Wesley Work II, to distinguish him from his son, John Wesley Work III.

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