C. C. White with violin
C. C. White as a young man, playing the violin.
Clarence Cameron White graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 1901 and toured as a concert violinist. His early compositions were conventional salon pieces, but he later turned to African American folk music as a source of inspiration. His last teaching position was as director of music at Hampton Institute from 1931–1935. 

Original in the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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