Category : Performance

Performance

Memphis Minnie

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Memphis Minnie, known as the “Queen of the Blues,” was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Her title stems from her legacy of successfully recording music...
Civil Rights Performance

Dick Gregory

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Dick Gregory, comedian, actor, and civil rights activist, was born Richard Claxton Gregory in 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Gregory’s father left the family when...
Performance

Matilda Sissieretta Jones

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Matilda Sissieretta Jones, née Joyner, byname Black Patti, or Madame Jones, (born Jan. 5, 1869, Portsmouth, Va., U.S.—died June 24, 1933, Providence, R.I.), opera singer...