Jessye Norman is not only one of the world s most admired and
beloved opera stars she is an American icon whose life story is
as moving and inspiring as the fictional plot triumphs she sang
Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she grew up amid the
challenges of Jim Crow racism with the civil rights movement
just beginning to awaken. Nurtured by a close family and
tight-knit community centered on the local church,... more...