This is commentary on the recent publication of "William Grant Still"
by Catherine Parsons Smith as released by the University of Illinois
The family of William Grant Still objects to
this book as it relies on sensationalism, falsehood and character
assasination to diminish the achievements of William Grant Still and his
wife-collaborator, Verna Arvey. Further, the family is appalled that
the University of Illinois Press would publish any such book that
contains allegations of sex, violence, Black stupidity and failure that
is intended for an educational venue. Needless to say, Catherine Parsons
Smith has produced a book that degrades the work of an important figure
in American history, William Grant Still.
Please read the commentary below.