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The Janet Collins Story

February 3, 2016

Today at lunch, students watched The Janet Collins Story, a short animated film by Karyn Parsons who runs the non-profit Sweet Blackberry. (Some of you may remember Karyn as Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!)

Janet Collins was the first African American soloist to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Students recognized the voice of the narrator of this film, Chris Rock.

If you'd like to learn more about the film and the Kickstarter campaign from which it came, copy and paste the following link into your browser:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/798791271/the-janet-collins-story-presented-by-sweet-blackbe/description