Category : Performance

Performance

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...
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 The Word

Sophia Stewart

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The writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet, and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to...