Philippa Schuyler (1931-1967), the daughter of black conservative writer George Schuyler, was a talented pianist and journalist who demonstrated her gifts at an early age. At age nine, she was profiled in "Evening with a Gifted Child" by a celebrated New Yorker writer.
As a teen-aged concert pianist, she toured widely throughout the United States and overseas and claimed New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia as one of her biggest fans.
In 1967, Schuyler died in a helicopter crash off the Vietnamese coast where she had traveled as a war correspondent. Alicia Keys is rumored to star in a film version of Schuyler's life in development (based on Kathryn Talalay's book Composition in Black and White).--copyright Heidi Durrow
Below you can find my Mixed Experience Minute about Schuyler.