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Hemphill, Jessie Mae

Eric D. Johnson.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1175 words.

blues and gospel singer and multi-instrumentalist, was born Jessie Mae Graham to James Graham and Virgie Lee Hemphill, both farmers, near Senatobia in Northern Mississippi. Her parents...

Taylor, Marshall Walter (1878 - 1932), Cyclist

Albert B. Southwick.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1701 words.

bicyclist, was born Marshall Walter Taylor in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of eight children of Gilbert Taylor and Saphronia Kelter, free blacks from Kentucky who moved to Indianapolis...

Fitzgerald, Ella (1917 - 1996), Jazz Singer

Lara Pellegrinelli.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1615 words.

singer and songwriter, was born Ella Jane Fitzgerald in Newport News, Virginia, the only child of William Fitzgerald, a transfer wagon driver, and Temperance Williams, a laundress and...

Robeson, Paul (1898 - 1976), Stage / Screen Actor, Civil Rights Activist, Concert Singer

James Sellman.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2485 words.

Paul Robeson was one of the most gifted men of the twentieth century. His resonant bass and commanding presence made him a world-renowned singer and actor and proved equally valuable...

Jordan, Michael Jeffrey (born 1963), Basketball Player, Celebrity

Jill Dupont.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2269 words.

basketball player, businessman, and NBA owner. It is always something of a mystery how those born in unremarkable circumstances achieve transcendence within and beyond their fields of...

Boxing

Michael Ezra.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 5557 words.

Perhaps no sport has influenced African American culture and society more than boxing. Long before the sport was formalized, slaves worked as prizefighters, sometimes gaining their...

Olivier Messiaen

Nigel Simeone.

in Music

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 7705 words.

Olivier Messiaen (b. 1908–d. 1992) was one of the true originals of 20th-century music: a composer whose innovative exploration of sonority, rhythm, and harmony was profoundly influenced by...