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Ellington, Edward “Duke” (1899-1974) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress<p>Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is one of the greatest jazz composers, performers, and bandleaders in …

Posted: December 14, 2009 in African American, Black entertainment, Black History, Black Pride, Culture Tags: Apollo Theater, Billie Holiday, Harlem Renaissance, Lady Day

Although the Savoy Ballroom on Lenox Avenue was a renowned venue for swing dancing and jazz, immortalized in the popular song “Stompin’ At The …

Billie Holiday - I'll Be Seeing You

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Biography<p>Singer(1915–1959)<p>20.9K<p>SHARES<p>Billie Holiday was one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. She had a thriving …

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday with William Dufty, (1956) <b>Lady Sings the Blues</b>; Doubleday. <i><br>The notorious autobiography on which the film of the same name is loosely</i> …

Soul Music

Duke Ellington - It don't mean a thing (1943)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington Biography<p>Songwriter, Pianist, Conductor(1899–1974)<p>2.2K<p>SHARES<p>An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, …

The Official Website of Jazz Legend Duke Ellington

Marcus Garvey

Born in Jamaica, Garvey aimed to organize blacks everywhere but achieved his greatest impact in the United States, where he tapped into and enhanced …

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey Biography<p>Civil Rights Activist(1887–1940)<p>8.1K<p>SHARES<p>Marcus Garvey was a proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, …

The Harlem Renaissance

46e. The Harlem Renaissance<p>The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in 1926 was The Place and Lindy Hop was The Dance!<p>It was time for a cultural celebration. …

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . The Harlem Renaissance | PBS

The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I …

Black History

Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Crash Course Literature 215

The Ways of White Folks

In these acrid and poignant stories, Hughes depicted black people colliding--sometimes humorously, more often tragically--with whites in the 1920s …

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes Biography<p>Playwright, Poet(1902–1967)<p>5.4K<p>SHARES<p>Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American …

Duke Ellington: The DukeBox 2 review – a trove of fascinating Ellingtonia

(Storyville)<p>After transforming the sound palette of a jazz orchestra for more than two decades, Duke Ellington came close to being sidelined in the early 1950s, with the big bands in economic and artistic retreat and rock’n’roll imminent. But his comeback was spectacular, and this Storyville …

Duke Ellington

A Look Back at Billie Holiday’s Iconic Style

Billie Holiday, aka Lady Day, not only made waves in the 1930s and ’40s for her distinctive singing voice but also for her glamorous sense of style. …