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Eva Jessye singing at the University of Michigan. Jessye, a Coffeyville native, was the first chorale director of stage shows such as Porgy and Bess, and of the first black musical motion picture Hallelujah. As founder of the Eva Jessye Choir, she became the female dean of black music in America.

Creator: Kalmbach, Bob
Date: Between 1960 and 1969

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Item Number: 210747
Call Number: B Jessye, Eva *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210747

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