*The Banjo’s African American Heritage is celebrated on this dates Registry. Since Caribbean Blacks created the banjo in the 17th century and...
Joseph Boulogne "Chevalier de Saint-Georges" was born on Christmas Day, 1745. He was an African French classical music conductor, composer,...
The birth of George Polgreen Bridgetower in 1778 is celebrated on this date. He was an Black Polish classical violinist.
His father was...
Frank Johnson was born on this date in 1792. He was a Black musician, band leader, and composer.
Francis Johnson (his name at birth) was...
On this date, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield was born in 1817. She was a Black singer whose exceptional voice made her a popular performer in Great...
Congo Square is celebrated on this date's Registry from 1817. It is the informal name for an open area in the southern corner of Louis Armstrong...
The birth of Justin Holland in 1819 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black classical musician.
Born in Norfolk County, Virginia his...
*Louis Gottschalk was born on this date in 1829. He was a Black classical pianist and educator.
Born in New Orleans in 1829, Louis...
This date in 1830 marks the commemoration of the song The Yellow Rose of Texas. On this date annually, the Knights of the Yellow Rose of Texas at...
On this date, we focus on Jazz Music in America and the Black culture's role in creating and influence its existence.
Jazz is a musical...
Antonio Carlos Gomes was born on this date in 1836. He was an African Brazilian composer, one of the most distinguished 19th century operatic...
The birth of George Washington Johnson in 1846 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black singer and musician, and a pioneer in American recorded...
Blind Tom Wiggins, an African American composer and pianist, was born on this date in 1849.
From Columbus, GA., Tom was born with a...
This date marks the birth of James A. Bland in 1854. He was a Black entertainer and composer, born in Flushing, New York.
Bland was one...
John William “Blind” Boone was born on this date in 1864. He was an African American musician.
Born at a federal army camp near Miami,...
*Harry T. Burleigh was born on this date in 1866. He was an African American gospel singer and composer.
From Erie Pennsylvania, he was...
Scott Joplin was born on this date in 1868. He was an African American composer and pianist, one of the most important developers of ragtime...
*Joseph Douglass was born on this date in 1869. He was an African American violinist and composer.
The grandson of Frederick Douglass...
James Weldon Johnson was born on this date in 1871. He was an African American composer, lyricist, publisher, lawyer, and educator.
Tom Turpin’s birth in 1873 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American musician and businessman from Savannah, Georgia.
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