Category : Performance

Performance

Queen Sylvia Embry

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For a period of time in the ‘70s and ‘80s, it appeared that Queen Sylvia Embry was going to emerge as one of Chicago’s leading...
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...
Performance

William Edmondson

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William Edmondson was the first black artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York in 1937. He grew...
Civil Rights Performance

Dick Gregory

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

Clarence Matthew Baker

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Clarence Matthew Baker (December 10, 1921 – August 11, 1959) was an American comic book artist who drew the costumed crimefighter Phantom Lady, among many...
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...