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Published Date: 4/13/2015
Born in England in the 19th century, Archibald Belaney immigrated to Canada and took on the identity of Grey Owl during his time with the Ojibwe people. He transitioned from working as a trapper to a conservationist later in life, becoming one of the earliest advocates...
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Published Date: 4/12/2015
Josephine Baker was one of the most remarkable stars of the 20th century. Born poor, she was abused by authority figures and became a school dropout and homeless by 13. She joined a vaudeville show at 15 after a recruiter noticed her dancing on the street. She rose to...
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Published Date: 4/3/2015
Jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan won her way to fame through a talent show at the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. She landed a spot opening for Ella Fitzgerald in 1943 and quickly rose to fame, thanks to her singular, unforgettable voice. She has been called one...
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Published Date: 3/27/2015
Jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan won her way to fame through a talent show at the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. She landed a spot opening for Ella Fitzgerald in 1943 and quickly rose to fame, thanks to her singular, unforgettable voice. She has been called one...
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Published Date: 3/21/2015
Son House was one of the great Delta bluesmen of the 20th century. His early recordings, though preserved by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress, didn't sell well, and House quit making music and very nearly faded into obscurity. But a new generation of musicians...
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Published Date: 3/19/2015
Moms Mabley was billed as the Funniest Woman in the World, a rare success story as a black lesbian comedian in a world that was, for the bulk of her 20th century career, dominated by men. Her edgy comedy tackled subjects that few took on until more recently, including...
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