Duke Ellington’s Symphony in Black, Starring A 19-Year-old Billie Holiday (video)

Daughters of the Dust

I recently gave a talk at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts about the film Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash. It is an amazing film – it is definitely in my Top 10 list of all time favorites. So I thought I would share this recent video about the Gullah who are the formerly enslaved Africans featured in the film.

Slave Descendants Uphold African Roots

Sammy Davis Jr. Performing Mr. Bojangles

To follow my earlier post, a performance by the master:

A White Girl Blogs About “Big, Black Thugs” Living In Harlem

The influx of white folks to the new Harlem has led to many a grande folie! Shades of Godmother.