James Reese Europe, 22, February 1881 – 9 May 1919, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer.
The New Amsterdam Musical Association, (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the United States.
James Hubert Blake, February 7, 1884 – February 12, 1983, known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music.
In 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles ended WWI, two years after the U.S. entered the fight with France and Great Britain against Germany, 44 Black colleges existed reports Black Continue Reading →
The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I Continue Reading →
Noble Lee Sissle (July 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) was an African-American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright.