Author : joe bodego

Education

Claflin University

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Claflin University, founded in 1869, is a progressive, independent, liberal arts, co-educational, historically Black institution that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university...
Performance

Fontella Bass

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Fontella Bass was born on this date in 1940. She was a Black singer and entertainer. Fontella Bass was born in St. Louise, MO, as...
Sports

Harry Wills

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In the annals of boxing history, there are countless tales of triumph and tragedy, of fighters who rose to the pinnacle of the sport and...
EducationHistory

Clinton Fisk

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Clinton Fisk was born on this date in 1828. He was a white-American soldier, prohibitionist, businessman, and educator. Born near the Erie Canal in Western...
Performance

Skip Scarborough

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Songwriter/producer/arranger/keyboardist Skip Scarborough’s resumé lists the two number one R&B hits “Love Ballad” by LTD and Con Funk Shun’s “Ffun,” “Can’t Hide Love” — a...
Performance

Art Blakey

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Art Blakey, jazz drummer, and band leader was born Arthur William Blakey in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1919. Blakey’s father, Burtrum, who worked as...
Performance

Sonny Stitt

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Sonny Stitt, by name of Edward Stitt, (born February 2, 1924, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died July 22, 1982, Washington, D.C.), American jazz musician, one of the...