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New Operas Look To The Black Experience In America05:45
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Three major opera companies debuted operas this summer. They're all written by and star African Americans. They're part of a shift of whose stories are told onstage and who gets to tell them.

St. Louis Public Radio's Jeremy Goodwin (@JeremyDGoodwin) reports.

Update: "The Central Park Five" by Anthony Davis won a 2020 Pulitzer Prize

This article was originally published on August 26, 2019.

This segment aired on August 26, 2019.

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