Frances Marsh-Ellis Profile (1986)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1986-02-9
Subjects: Arts | Spirituals (Songs) | Southern University and A & M College | Music
- Masingale, Sonya Host
- Marsh-Ellis, Frances Interviewee
This segment from the February 9, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s profile of Frances Marsh-Ellis, a dramatic soprano and the chairwoman of vocal music at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She discusses: her love of negro spirituals; reaching people through music; the importance of the arts in Louisiana; and her future plans.