So We May All Be Heard
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In 1924 the OOLF was incorporated into the American
Opera Society of Chicago. Freer remained its president until
1927 and continued to be active the rest of her life.
The OOLF established a fund in memory of dramatic
baritone David Bispham and later awarded the David Bispham
Memorial Medal to American composers who had written
successful operas in English. Freer won it in 1926 for Legend of
the Piper and George Gershwin won it for Porgy and Bess.
Freer remained active in the music world, spending the
last 20 yeas of her life writing articles and reviews for magazines
and newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune.
Eleanor Everest Freer died in Chicago at age 78 on
December 13, 1942.
MINUTES THAT WERE WORTH THE TRIP
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Davis, ever the networking expert, told me he felt he had found
a new friend with whom to do legislation.
But most of the people on my bus agreed with me that
the 20 minutes where Obama took the Oath of Office and
then gave a speech were by themselves worth the trip. Bishop
Earnest Hamilton, 58, was one of those who said he chose
the bus over air travel, to more fully savor Obama’s grassroots
As a boy, Hamilton had jumped into a march
with Dr. Martin Luther King. When his photo appeared
in the local newspaper, his family had to move off the
Mississippi plantation where they were sharecroppers.
“I didn’t foresee this moment coming in my lifetime,” he