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Sissieretta Jones

Overlooked No More: Sissieretta Jones, a Soprano Who Shattered Racial Barriers

She was the first African-American woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall, but she didn’t care for her stage name, “the Black Patti,” which compared her to a white diva.

Read more: New York Times – http://rejuvenationmedia.com/overlooked-no-more-sissieretta-jones-a-soprano-who-shattered-racial-barriers/

Access 8/19/18

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