Helen Eugenia Hagan
(By Eugene Hutchinson)
On February 27, 2016 AfriClassical posted:
New Haven Register: New Haven effort aims to buy headstone for Helen Hagan, black pianist and 1912 grad of Yale School of Music [Elizabeth Foxwell raises funds]
Ed Stannard wrote in The New Haven Register on February 26, 2016:
NEW HAVEN >> Helen Eugenia Hagan was a Yale School of Music graduate and African-American concert pianist who entertained black American troops in France after World War I, and she deserves better than to lie in an unmarked grave in Evergreen Cemetery.
That’s the opinion of Elizabeth Foxwell, who has edited a book about women of the WWI era, “In Their Own Words,” and who is trying to raise money for a gravestone for Hagan.
Elizabeth Foxwell writes:
FYI...attached is the draft program for the Helen Eugenia Hagan Monument dedication on Sept 29 at 2P at New Haven's Evergreen Cemetery. You may recall that you wrote a blog post on the crowdfunding effort.