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Wed, 09.27.1905

The First American Blues Song is Published

On this date in 1905, the first published blues composition became available to the American public.

W. C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" went on sale in Memphis, TN.

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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

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We gotta put more in our children’s heads than gold teeth, to keep blackness to keep blackness to always keep it from turning around. america’s got all kinds... SURVIVAL MOTION: NOTICE by Melvin E. Brown.
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