Category : Performance

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Camilla Ella Williams

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Ella Williams was born on this date in 1919. She was a Black operatic soprano. Camilla Ella Williams was born in Danville, Virginia, to Fannie...
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Maria P. Williams

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Maria P. Williams, who, like Tressie Souders, also lived in Kansas City, Missouri, produced, distributed, and acted in her own film, The Flames of Wrath...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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