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Black History Month Series 2015: Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, African-American Soprano (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933)

February 19, 2015

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Black History Month Series 2015: Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933)

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones
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Background information
Birth name Matilda Sissieretta Joyner
Also known as The Black Patti
Born January 5, 1868
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Died June 24, 1933 (aged 65)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Genres grand opera, light opera,popular music
Years active 1887–1915

Sissieretta Jones: The Black Patti—From the Carnegie Hall Archives

Published on Feb 12, 2013

Sissieretta Jones—famous for her elaborate gowns and glittering array of medals in addition to her voice—was one of the first African American artists to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933) was an African-Americansoprano. She sometimes was called “The Black Patti” in reference…

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