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Wed, 11.12.1941

National Negro Opera Company is Founded

On this date in 1941, opera singer Mary Cardwell Dawson founded the National Negro Opera Company.

Based in Pittsburgh, the Opera Company remained in the steel city until 1960 and lasted outright until 1962.

The African American Atlas
Black History & Culture: an Illustrated Reference
by Molefi K. Asanta and Mark T. Mattson
Macmillan USA, Simon & Schuster, New York
ISBN 0-02-864984-2

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I know I’m not sufficiently obscure to please the critics-nor devious enough. Imagery escapes me. I cannot find those mild and gracious words to clothe the carnage. Blood is blood and murder’s... I KNOW I’M NOT SUFFICIENTLY OBSCURE by Ray Durem.
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