Item description for Simon Estes - In His Own Voice: An Autobiography [With CD] by Simon Estes, Mary Swanson & Linda Delbridge...
Simon Estes, grandson of a slave, son of a father who struggled faithfully to provide for his family, star of the opera stage, is an inspiring African American success story of how faith and integrity triumph over adversity and discrimination. Choosing to rise above celebrity status, Estes strives to be a positive role model for the next generation. His worldwide humanitarian efforts and vision for merit-based education and opportunity have made him a hero to the numerous youth whom he has enabled to pursue their dreams.
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A superb African American biography. Apr 4, 2000
This biography of classical singer Estes charts the rise of a grandson of a slave to a father who became a talented performing artist, singing for queens and kings and world leaders. A music cd displays the extent of his vocal talents while chapters reveal his childhood, upbringing, and involvements in the music world.