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Judge Jefferson Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Judge Jefferson. b. Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, 21 September 1937; d. Washington, DC, 20 June 1986. Pianist, vocalist, composer, and prominent scholar and editor/arranger of AfricanAmerican congregational song, Cleveland was salutatorian at Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia (BA in music, 1958); he then attended Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois (MME, 1959), and Boston University (DMA, 1972). He taught at three historically black Christian colleges: Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma: and Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas: as well as at The University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Wesley Theological...

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