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