Meet the blind autistic Black pianist who played at the White House in 1859 at age 10

Play a piece to him for the first time, and after one hearing, he will play it back to you. That was the sort of astounding memory the blind and autistic music genius, Thomas Wiggins, possessed.

At the age of 5, he wrote his first composition, “The Rain Storm.” Wiggins has been described as one who could have been one of America’s greatest musical prodigies but for the fact that his accomplishments were largely neglected. May 2019

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