Posts tagged "Ella Fitzgerald"

Black History BEYOND BARS: Community Readings & Conversations, Feb. 26th & 27th in Hudson, NY

Marking Black History Month 2014, The Prison Public Memory Project and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center are sponsoring community readings and conversations in partnership with the Hudson Area Library and Rev Coffeehouse. Join your...

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The “Ungovernable” Ella Fitzgerald

The “Ungovernable” Ella Fitzgerald

By Russ Immarigeon On April 10, 1933, according to records at the New York State Archives, Westchester County judge George W. Smyth sentenced a fifteen-year-old “colored” girl named Ella Fitzgerald...

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“They Are All Ellas...”

“They Are All Ellas…”

In an article she wrote for the New York Times in 1996, journalist Nina Bernstein tells the story of famed jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald’s experience at the Training School for...

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