Minnie T. Wright

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Minnie T. Wright was a club woman and pianist from Boston.[1] She was one of the organizers seeking a building for African American woman's club activities in Boston[2] and served as president of the Massachusetts Union of Women's Clubs from 1928 to 1932.[3] She belonged to the Women's Muncipal League[4] and spoke about club women seeking membership in a federation of women's clubs needing to belong to a church.[5] She was elected as president of the Northeastern Federation of Women's Clubs Inc[6] on September 6, 1934.[7]

Her compositions "A Summer Day" and "Love-Song" were recommended as "drawing room" pieces.[8] Louis Armstrong recorded her song "Love Song" on the 1933 album Laughin' Louie.[9] She was stated in The Diapason to have "won considerable reputation as a composer of music of the lighter and popular order".[10]


  • "Meeting" (1912), music, words by Laura M. Ford[11]
  • "A Summer Day", arranged by Adolf Schmid (1920)[12]
  • "Love-Song",[13] arranged by Otto Langey (1920)[12][14]
  • "Springtime", arranged by Maurice Baron (1924)[12]
  • "Ave Maria", arranged by Th. Baker (1924)[15]
  • "Dance of the Sea-Fairies" (1924)[15]
  • "Like as the Hart" (1924)[16]
  • "The Faun", arranged by Tom Clark (1926)[12]


  1. Bulletin of the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia. Vol. 7. Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia. 1912. p. 40.
  2. Daniels, John (1914). In Freedom's Birthplace: A Study of the Boston Negroes. Johnson Reprint. p. 212.
  3. Leslie, LaVonne (November 30, 2012). The History of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc.: A Legacy of Service. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781479722655.
  4. Journal of the National Medical Association. Vol. 11–12. Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1919. p. 182.
  5. Collier-Thomas, Bettye (February 2, 2010). Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion. Knopf Doubleday. p. xxx. ISBN 9780307593054.
  6. "Northeastern Clubs End Conference In Brooklyn". The New York Age. August 14, 1937. Retrieved November 19, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. "Mrs. Minnie T. Wright Heads N. E. Federation Of Women's Clubs". The Pittsburgh Courier. September 8, 1934. Retrieved November 19, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. The Musician. Vol. 26. Hatch Music Company. 1921. p. 31.
  9. Brothers, Thomas (February 3, 2014). Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 9780393241457.
  10. "Special Design Meets Needs Of Small City" (PDF). The Diapason. Vol. 15, no. 4. Scranton Gillette Communications. March 1, 1924. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  11. Library of Congress Copyright Office (1912). "Catalogue of Title-entries of Books and Other Articles Entered in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, Under the Copyright Law ... Wherein the Copyright Has Been Completed by the Deposit of Two Copies in the Office, Part 3". U.S. Government Printing Office. 7 (2): 1481.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Andree, Dan; Ballard, Jessica; Berthold, Carol; Davis, Cory; Faux, Celia; Lapinski, Jessica; Mayton, Matthew; McComas, Garrett; Nichols, Katie; Pelczar, Somer; Pletka, Holly; Repking, Allison; Vallier, Nolan (2017). "Finding Aid for Hunleth Music Store Sheet Music and Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-1986". archon.library.illinois.edu. University of Illinois. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  13. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mmb-ps/1237/
  14. Teachout, Terry (2009). Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 419. ISBN 9780151010899.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Catalog of Copyright Entries: Musical compositions, Part 3. Library of Congress. 1925. p. 851, 884.
  16. Library of Congress Copyright Office (1926). Catalog of Copyright Entries. Fourth Series. Library of Congress. p. 85.

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