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Sat, 02.13.1892

The World’s Fair Colored Opera Company Debuts

Matilda Sissieretta Jones

*On this date in 1892, the first Black performers appeared at Carnegie Hall.

The World's Fair Colored Opera Company, with featured singer, soprano Matilda Sissieretta Jones, performed less than one year after the hall's opening.



Between the

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Volume 1, ISBN #0-02-897345-3
Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Sitting here alone, in peace With my private sadness Bared of the acquirements Of the mind’s eye Vision reversed, upended, Seeing only the holdings Inside the walls of me, Feeling the roots that bind me, To this... PRIVATE SADNESS by Bob Kaufman.
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