Her raw talent was already evident at an early age. Although she had encountered bumps along the road; racial prejudice and discrimination, being looked down of her skills and expertise, abusive spouse, divorce, single motherhood and financial limitations, her deep love to music made her to conquer them all and to prove herself.
With the aid of her talented student, Margaret Bonds, who was also another black composer and pianist, they started collaborating and soon received national recognition for their works. Florence won the first prize for her “Symphony in E minor” and the third prize for her "Piano Sonata".
This led her "Symphony in “E minor” to be premiered with the help of Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1933 and she became the first black woman to have her music performed by a major orchestra!
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