Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – English Composer
Born in London in 1875 to an English Mother and Sierra Leonean Father, he is considered one of the greatest black Composers in the world.
Known as the “African Mahler”, He was highly regarded among African Americans of his time. He did a few collaborated works with Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Two elementary schools in the U.S. are named after him.
Coleridge-Taylor was also one of the first blacks to visit the White House as an honorary guest, just 3 years after Booker T. Washington’s visit there.