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Black History Committee Plans Harlem Renaissance Celebration - Valley Voice

“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my …

Cab Calloway – Everybody Eats When They Come To My House

Have a banana, Hannah<br>Try the salami, Tommy<br>Give with the gravy, Davy<br>Everybody eats when they come to my house!<p>Try a tomato, Plato<br>Here's cacciatore, …

PLATO

The Louis Armstrong House Museum

Jazz history comes to life in Corona<p>Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world when he chose the working-class …

Working-class

To Really Appreciate Louis Armstrong’s Trumpet, You Gotta Play it. Just Ask Wynton Marsalis

One of the standout musical artifacts to go on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture when it opens this fall is the …

Flute

Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong - The Blues Are Brewin

Billie Holiday

The Return of Lady Day

Coming this fall, not quite live at the Apollo: Billie Holiday.<p>The "Lady Sings the Blues" legend, who died at 44 in 1959, will soon appear as a …

Buddy Holly

Billie Holiday | Biography, Music, Facts

<b>Alternative Titles:</b> Eleanora Fagan, Eleanora Gough, Eleanora Harris, Elinore Harris, Lady Day<p><b>Billie Holiday</b>, birth name <b>Elinore Harris,</b> byname <b>Lady …

Soul Music

God bless the child - Billie Holiday

Gloomy Sunday - Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Blood On The Leaves - Kanye West

Lyrics<p>Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees<br>Blood on the leaves<p>I just need to clear my mind now<br>It's been racin' since the summertime<br>Now I'm …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Blood On The Leaves

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Billie Holiday-Strange fruit- HD

Fruit

Langston Hughes | Biography Facts

<b>Alternative Title:</b> James Mercer Langston Hughes<p><b>Langston Hughes</b>, in full <b>James Mercer Langston Hughes</b>, (born February 1, 1902, Joplin, Missouri, …

Literature

The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes

Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,<p>Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,<p>I heard a Negro play.<p>Down on Lenox Avenue the other night<p>By the pale dull …

Literature

Langston Hughes reads The Negro Speaks of Rivers

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Harlem by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, “Harlem” from <i>Collected Poems.</i> Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes. Reprinted with the permission of Harold Ober …

Literature

I, Too by Langston Hughes

I, Too<p>By Langston Hughes<p>I, too, sing America.<p>I am the darker brother.<p>They send me to eat in the kitchen<p>When company comes,<p>But I laugh,<p>And eat …

Literature

Cab Calloway | American composer and singer

<b>Alternative Title:</b> Cabell Calloway III<p><b>Cab Calloway</b>, byname of <b>Cabell Calloway III</b>, (born December 25, 1907, Rochester, New York, U.S.—died November …

The Arts

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher

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CAB CALLOWAY - Minnie the moocher (The Blues Brothers 1980)

Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers

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One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

Jacob Lawrence | American painter

<b>Jacob Lawrence</b>, (born September 7, 1917, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.—died June 9, 2000, Seattle, Washington), American painter whose works …

Art

Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and the Legacy of Jim Crow: The Long History of the Artist’s Concerns

In conjunction with the exhibition <i>One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North</i>, a trio of leading …

Museums

Painting The 'Epic Drama' Of The Great Migration: The Work Of Jacob Lawrence

There's no historical marker outside Jacob Lawrence's childhood home in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.<p>But Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has an idea of what it might say: "Here lived one of the 20th century's most influential visual …

Black History

Tribute To Jacob Lawrence by Otis L Stanley

Orlando

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the …

Art

Ochi Chernye ( Dark Eyes ) - Louis Armstrong