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Songstress salutes York College in concert

Gloria Lynne's musical career has spanned many of the later decades of the 20th century, and it has been stunning.

She was born and raised in Harlem and at 15, she lied about her age and went on to win the amateur competition at the Apollo Theatre.

Not only was she a returning performer at the White House during the Kennedy administration, Lynne also gave of her talents as a songstress to help the late Dr. Martin Luther King raise funds for the cause of civil rights.

As the many presentations and speeches by sponsoring dignitaries were concluded last week at York College's first Endowment Dinner - which had earlier included musical interludes by bassist Jamil Nasser, pianist Dennis Morman and drummer Anthony Jiminez -

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