Category : Performance

Performance

Cab Calloway

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Cab Calloway, byname of Cabell Calloway III, (born December 25, 1907, Rochester, New York, U.S.—died November 18, 1994, Hockessin, Delaware), American bandleader, singer, and all-around...
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Ethel Waters

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Ethel Waters, (born October 31, 1896/1900, Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died September 1, 1977, Chatsworth, California), American blues and jazz singer and dramatic actress whose singing, based...
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W.C. Handy

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W.C. Handy, in full William Christopher Handy, (born November 16, 1873, Florence, Alabama, U.S.—died March 28, 1958, New York, New York), African American composer who...
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Paul Robeson

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Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898, the son of a father born into slavery and a mother...
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Spike Lee

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Spike Lee, byname of Shelton Jackson Lee, (born March 20, 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.), American filmmaker known for his uncompromising, provocative approach to the controversial...
Education Performance

Ntozake Shange

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Ntozake Shange, original name Paulette Linda Williams, (born October 18, 1948, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. Shange attended Barnard College (B.A., 1970) and the University of...