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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.

Reference:

Carnegie Hall.org

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

Alas! ON SLAVERY AND LIBERTY by George Moses Horton.
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