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Bessie Smith

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. As the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, Smith was the highest-paid Black performer of her day. She was known as the “Empress of the Blues” by virtue of her forceful vocal delivery and command of the genre. In addition, she was an all-around entertainer who danced, acted and performed comedy routines with her touring company. She was a staple of the “Chitlin’ Circuit” and throughout the Jim Crow South, and many of her tunes have been covered by various artists through the decades.

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Date:
February 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Venue

Bridge Valley Community and Technical College - South Charleston Campus
2001 Union Carbide Dr
South Charleston, WV 25303-2735 United States
Phone:
(304) 687-7458

Organizer

Calisa Pierce
Phone:
(304) 687-7458
Email:
calisa.pierce@bridgevalley.edu

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