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William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues. [1]

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Abraham

Abraham (Arabic: إبراهيم Ibrahim), originally Abram, is the common patriarch of the three Abrahamic religions.

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Abyssinian Baptist Church

The Abyssinian Baptist Church, located at 132 West 138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1922–23 and was designed by Charles W. Bolton & Son in Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles – it has also been described as "Collegiate Gothic".

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Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Louise Hall (20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993) was an American–born UK–based jazz singer and entertainer.

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African Methodist Episcopal Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church or AME, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States.

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Al Bernard

Alfred Aloysous Bernard (November 23, 1888 – March 6, 1949) was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s.

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Alabama

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Alabama A&M University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (often called Alabama A&M, formerly the State Normal and Industrial School of Huntsville and State Agricultural and Mechanical Institute for Negroes) is a public, historically black, land-grant university located in Normal, a neighborhood of Huntsville, Alabama, United States.

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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission "to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and distinctive art form indigenous to America.

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Arna Bontemps

Arna Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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B.B. King

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

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Banjo

The banjo is a four-, five- or six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head.

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Beale Street

Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately.

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Beale Street Blues

"Beale Street Blues" is a 1916 song by American composer and lyricist W.C. Handy.

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Bessemer, Alabama

Bessemer is a city southwest of Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States.

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Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.

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Billy Taylor

William Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator.

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Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the seat of Jefferson County.

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Black Swan Records

Black Swan Records was an American jazz and blues record label founded in 1921 in Harlem, New York.

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Blues

Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Blues Hall of Fame

The Blues Hall of Fame is a music museum located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Blues Music Award

The Blues Music Awards are awards presented by the Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to foster blues heritage.

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Bobby Bland

Robert Calvin Bland (né Robert Calvin Brooks; January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer.

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Brown University

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Cab Calloway

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.

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Careless Love

"Careless Love" is a traditional song, with several popular blues versions.

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (but more commonly) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Carpentry

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc.

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Century of Progress

A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which was held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial.

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Charlie Byrd

Charlie Lee Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, 1999) was an American guitarist.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, and seat of the county.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Cleveland, Mississippi

Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States.

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Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

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Commemorative stamp

A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp, often issued on a significant date such as an anniversary, to honor or commemorate a place, event, person, or object.

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Cornet

The cornet is a brass instrument similar to the trumpet but distinguished from it by its conical bore, more compact shape, and mellower tone quality.

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Cuba

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

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Da Capo Press

Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Delta blues

Delta blues is one of the earliest-known styles of blues music.

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Diane Schuur

Diane Joan Schuur (born December 10, 1953), nicknamed "Deedles", is an American jazz singer and pianist.

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Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves (Detroit, October 23, 1956) is a GRAMMY-winning jazz singer.

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Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore (born Fannye Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, and television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s.

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Dizzy Dean

Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (January 16, 1910 – July 17, 1974), also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball player.

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Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.

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Dominant seventh chord

In music theory, a dominant seventh chord, or major minor seventh chord, is a chord composed of a root, major third, perfect fifth, and minor seventh.

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Dudley Murphy

Dudley Murphy (July 10, 1897 – February 22, 1968) was an American film director.

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E. H. Crump

Edward Hull "Boss" Crump (October 2, 1874 – October 16, 1954) was an American politician from Memphis, Tennessee.

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Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits.

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Eastern whip-poor-will

The eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus) is a medium-sized (22–27 cm) nightjar from North America.

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Eight-bar blues

In music, an eight-bar blues is a typical blues chord progression, "the second most common blues form,"Riker, Wayne (1994).

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Elijah Wald

Elijah Wald (born 1959) is an American folk blues guitarist and music historian.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella.

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Ellis Marsalis Jr.

Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. (born November 14, 1934) is an American jazz pianist.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.

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Ethnic group

An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, history, society, culture or nation.

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Evansville, Indiana

Evansville is a city and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American fiction writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age.

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Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town

Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town, also known as Wonderful Town, USA, is a 42-episode live half-hour variety television series which aired on CBS from June 16, 1951, to April 12, 1952, in which Faye Emerson visits various cities, mostly in the United States, to focus on the different kinds of music associated with each location.

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Florence, Alabama

Florence is a city in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Foxtrot

The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.

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Gaiety Theatre (New York City)

The Gaiety Theatre was a Broadway theatre at 1547 Broadway in New York City from 1909 until 1982, when it was torn down.

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Genre

Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.

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Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.

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Grammy Trustees Award

The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording".

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Guntersville, Alabama

Guntersville (previously known as Gunter's Ferry and later Gunter's Landing) is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.

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Hagar

Hagar (of uncertain origin هاجر Hājar; Agar) is a biblical person in the Book of Genesis.

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Hamlet

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.

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Harlem

Harlem is a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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Harry Pace

Harry Herbert Pace (January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943) was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records.

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Henderson, Kentucky

Henderson is a home rule-class city along the Ohio River in Henderson County in western Kentucky in the United States.

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Honky-tonk

A honky-tonk (also called honkatonk, honkey-tonk, or tonk) is both a bar that provides country music for the entertainment of its patrons and the style of music played in such establishments.

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Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama.

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I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone

"I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone?" is a ragtime/blues song written by Shelton Brooks in 1913.

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Ike Turner

Izear Luster "Ike" Turner, Jr. (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jimmy Smith (musician)

James Oscar Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard.

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Joni Mitchell

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

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Joseph C. Smith

Joseph C. Smith (August 13, 1883 – March 22, 1965) was a violinist, composer, dance band leader and recording artist most popular in the second and third decades of the 20th century.

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Knights of Pythias

The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 February 1864.

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Levee

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List of synthetic polymers

Synthetic polymers are human-made polymers.

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Log cabin

A log cabin is a dwelling constructed of logs, especially a less finished or architecturally sophisticated structure.

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Lottie Gee

Lottie Gee (born 1886—?) was an American entertainer who performed in shows and musicals during the Harlem Renaissance.

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

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Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy is a 1954 studio release by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, described by Allmusic as "Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s" and "essential music for all serious jazz collections".

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Louisiana Creole people

Louisiana Creole people (Créoles de Louisiane, Gente de Louisiana Creole), are persons descended from the inhabitants of colonial Louisiana during the period of both French and Spanish rule.

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Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer.

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Mamie Smith

Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, c. 1883 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress.

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Marc Cohn

Marc Craig Cohn (born July 5, 1959) is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" from his eponymous 1991 album.

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Memphis Jazz Box

"The Memphis Jazz Box" is a 3-CD box set by Memphis jazz artists, first released by Ice House Records in March 2004 and then re-released to the public in 2008.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

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Meredith Willson

Robert Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American composer and playwright, best known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man.

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Midwestern United States

The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").

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Minister (Christianity)

In Christianity, a minister is a person authorized by a church, or other religious organization, to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.

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Minstrel

A minstrel was a medieval European entertainer.

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Mississippi

Mississippi is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta, also known as the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, is the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi (and small portions of Arkansas and Louisiana) which lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.

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Missouri

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1970 by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc.

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Nat King Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist.

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National Folk Festival (United States)

The National Folk Festival (NFF) is an itinerant folk festival in the United States.

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NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Normal, Alabama

Normal, Alabama is the site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU).

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma (Uukuhuúwa, Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state in the South Central region of the United States.

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Original Dixieland Jass Band

The Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) was a Dixieland jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917.

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Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.

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Pearl Bailey

Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer.

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Perry Bradford

Perry Bradford (February 14, 1893, Montgomery, Alabama – April 20, 1970, New York City) was an African-American composer, songwriter, and vaudeville performer.

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Plantations in the American South

Plantations were an important aspect of the history of the American South, particularly the antebellum (pre-American Civil War) era.

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Plasterwork

Plasterwork refers to construction or ornamentation done with plaster, such as a layer of plaster on an interior or exterior wall structure, or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli.

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Political machine

A political machine is a political group in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive rewards for their efforts.

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Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. (born May 27, 1935) is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality.

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Rapid transit

Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas.

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RCA

The RCA Corporation was a major American electronics company, which was founded as the Radio Corporation of America in 1919.

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Resolution (law)

In law, resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body.

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Revival meeting

A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body to gain new converts.

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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist.

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Sacred

Sacred means revered due to sanctity and is generally the state of being perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity and considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers.

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Saint Louis Blues (song)

"Saint Louis Blues" is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style and published in September 1914.

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Seventy-Six Trombones

"Seventy-Six Trombones" is the signature song from the 1957 musical play The Music Man (1957), written by Meredith Willson.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" is a twelve bar blues-form song, written in 1954 by Jesse Stone under his songwriting pseudonym of Charles E. Calhoun.

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Shoemaking

Shoemaking is the process of making footwear.

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Soliloquy

A soliloquy (from Latin solo "to oneself" + loquor "I talk") is a device often used in drama when a character speaks to oneself, relating thoughts and feelings, thereby also sharing them with the audience, giving off the illusion of being a series of unspoken reflections.

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Solvent Savings Bank and Trust

Solvent Savings Bank and Trust was an African-American owned bank in Memphis, Tennessee, founded in 1906 by Robert Reed Church.

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Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publisher/songwriter Abe Olman and publisher/executive Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents and maintains the heritage and legacy of a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world's popular music songbook.

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Southern Railway (U.S.)

The Southern Railway (also known as Southern Railway Company and now known as the current incarnation of the Norfolk Southern Railway) is a name of a class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States.

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Southern United States

The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.

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St. Louis

St.

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St. Louis Blues (1958 film)

St.

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St. Nicholas Historic District

The St.

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Sydenham Hospital

Sydenham Hospital was a healthcare facility in Harlem, Manhattan, New York, which operated between 1892 and 1980.

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Take 6

Take 6 is an American a cappella gospel music sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Tango

Tango is a partner dance which originated in the 1880s along the River Plate (Río de Plata), the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

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Tennessee

Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Tenor

Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice, whose vocal range is normally the highest male voice type, which lies between the baritone and countertenor voice types.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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That Evening Sun

"That Evening Sun" is a short story by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1931 on the collection These 13, which included Faulkner's most anthologized story, "A Rose for Emily".

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The Bronx

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York.

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The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street is a musical variety radio program which began on the Blue Network in 1940.

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The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.

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The Memphis Blues

"The Memphis Blues" is a song described by its composer, W. C. Handy, as a "southern rag".

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The Music Man

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

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Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

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Tutwiler, Mississippi

Tutwiler is a town in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, United States.

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Twelve-bar blues

The twelve-bar blues or blues changes is one of the most prominent chord progressions in popular music.

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United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.

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United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.

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Valedictorian

Valedictorian is an academic title of success used in the United States, Canada, Central America, and the Philippines for the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valediction).

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Variety Obituaries

Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.

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Vernon and Irene Castle

Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers and dance teachers who appeared on Broadway and in silent films early in the early 20th century.

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Victor Talking Machine Company

The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American record company and phonograph manufacturer headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars

The W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars (also known as the W. C. Handy Festival All-Stars) is a group of jazz musicians who play annually at the W. C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, Alabama.

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W. C. Handy Music Festival

The W. C. Handy Music Festival is held annually in Florence, Alabama, sponsored by the Music Preservation Society, Inc., in honor of Florence native W. C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues." The non-profit Music Preservation Society was formed in 1982, with the mission to preserve, present, and promote the musical heritage of Northwest Alabama.

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W. E. B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt "W.

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Waldorf Astoria New York

The Waldorf Astoria New York is a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Walking in Memphis

"Walking in Memphis" is a song composed and originally recorded by the American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, for whom it remains his signature song.

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Wheelchair

A wheelchair, often abbreviated to just "chair", is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability.

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William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.

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William Hooper Councill

William Hooper Councill (July 12, 1848 – 1909) was a former slave and the first president of Huntsville Normal School, which is today Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama.

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Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx, New York)

Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

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World's Columbian Exposition

The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.

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Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad

The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&MV) was incorporated in 1882 and was part of the Illinois Central Railroad system (IC).

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Zydeco

Zydeco (or, Zarico) is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana.

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1939 New York World's Fair

The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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52nd Street (Manhattan)

52nd Street is a long one-way street traveling west to east across Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._C._Handy

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