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Wed, 01.31.1934

Second Black woman performs at the White House

Etta Moten1933

*On this date in 1934, Etta Moten sang for President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at a White House Dinner.

It was the first time in the 20th century a Black performed at the White House.

Black First:
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI
ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

Image: Chicago Library


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