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Frances Marsh-Ellis Profile (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-02-9

Duration: 00:05:48

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.