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Yancey, Jimmy (jazz)

J. Bradford Robinson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 553 words.

[James Edwards ]

(b Chicago, Feb 20, 1898; d Chicago, Sept 17, 1951). American pianist. From the age of six he toured the USA and Europe as a singer and tap-dancer in...

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Yancey, Jimmy

J. Bradford Robinson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 319 words.

[James Edwards ]

(b Chicago, Feb 20, 1898; d Chicago, Sept 17, 1951). American blues pianist . From the age of six he toured the USA and Europe as a singer and tap-dancer in...

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Mackey, Biz (1897 - 1965), Athletic Coach / Manager, Baseball Player

Larry Lester.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1009 words.

baseball player and manager, was born James Raleigh Mackey in Eagle Pass, Texas, the son of J. Dee Mackey and Beulah Wright. He was raised in Luling, Texas, where he and his brothers Ray...

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Foster, William Hendrick

Larry Lester.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 952 words.

baseball player and college dean, was born in Calvert, Texas, the son of Andrew Foster Sr., a United Methodist minister, and Sarah Lewis. At a young age Foster, his mother, and his...

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Sylvester

Mary Krane Derr.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1066 words.

gay drag performer and musician, was born Sylvester James Jr. in Los Angeles, California, the firstborn son of Sylvester “Sweet” James Sr., whose occupation is unknown, and Letha Weaver...

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Louis, Joe

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

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1157 words.

Joseph Louis Barrow was born on a sharecropper's farm near Lafayette, Alabama, the seventh of eight children. His father, Munroe Barrow, was committed to a psychiatric hospital soon...

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Stearnes, Turkey

John B. Holway.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1231 words.

Negro League baseball player, was born Norman Stearnes in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Will S. Stearnes and Mary Everett. Although his daughter once said that he acquired his...

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O'Neil, Buck (1911 - 2006), Baseball Player, Athletic Coach / Manager, Sailor

J. Todd Moye.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1515 words.

Negro League baseball player, coach, and manager, was born John Jordan O'Neil Jr. to John Jordan O'Neil Sr., a farm and sawmill laborer and small-business owner, and Luella O'Neil, a...

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Baseball in the United States

Gerard Gryski.

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

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2309 words.

Question: “Just tell me, why do you think there is still that much prejudice in baseball today?”Answer: “No, I don't believe it's prejudice. I truly believe that they may not have some...

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Blues

James Sellman.

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

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2776 words.

The blues is a uniquely African American music and reflects the particular history and culture of black America. It emerged in the South during the troubled times of the...

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