Ethel Waters postcard
African American actresses; African American entertainers; African American women singers; Sexual minorities; Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977
Postcard image of Ethel Waters, signed "May you never...this from Chul [?] To Prince; on verso: Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America 1900-1968 Poets and Heroes Ethel Waters Early in the 1920's Ed Smalls was known for his Sugar Cane Club, a damp basement rendezvous near 135th Street and 5th Avenue. Here the handsome singer Ethel Waters began her down-to-earth, low-down-blues singing career, long before she was known to white audiences, who were finding Harlem's ultra night spots pleasurable. During the jazz era, Ethel Waters was one who gave classic salute to "It' Don't Mean a Thing" and "Stormy Weather." Her life story, "His Eye is on the Sparrow," recounting her career thru the challenging 20's, the depression of the 30's, to her success years in "A Member of the Wedding," is now being considered material for a Broadway show.
Harold Jackman Memorial Committee
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Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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