Author Maureen Lee is interested in opportunities to talk about her upcoming book, Sissieretta Jones: “The Greatest Singer of Her Race,” 1868-1933 (University of South Carolina Press). Contact her via email,

Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Lecture, Exhibit, and Book Signing

Old Brick School House, 24 Meeting Street, Providence Rhode Island


Maureen Lee, author of Sissieretta Jones, “The Greatest Singer of Her Race,” 1868-1933,  will give a lecture on April 26 2013, at 5:30 pm. about Sissieretta Jones, also known as the Black Patti. The lecture is titled, “Sissieretta Jones: Navigating Race Through Song.” Before and after the lecture, the author and others in Rhode Island will exhibit some memorabilia related to Sissieretta. Books will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2 p.m.

Concert of Sissieretta Jones’s Selected Repertoire

Congdon Street Baptist Church, 17 Congdon Street, Providence, Rhode Island


Come hear vocalist Cheryl Albright sing some of the songs from Mme. Sissieretta Jones’s vast and varied repertoire in a recital Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the historic Congdon Street Baptist Church, where Sissieretta worshipped and sang. Ms. Albright will be accompanied by pianist Rod Luther. Sponsored by Opera Providence, through a generous grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to

Thursday, August 16, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing

South Carolina State Library

Columbia, SC

Bring your lunch and hear Maureen give a presentation about Sissieretta Jones. She will sign copies of her book afterwards. Books will be available for sale at the site by the University of  South Carolina Press. Event is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Fall Meeting and Trade Show


Presentation, Friday, September 7 , 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., trade show participants only

Book Signing, September 7, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., for those registered for trade show

Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL


Presentation and Book Signing

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) conference


Panel Presentation, September 27,  10 a.m.-11:45 a.m., for conference participants

Book Signing , September 27, at 6 p.m., open to the public

Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15222

For more information visit the ASALH website: