Matilda Sissiertta

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On January 5, 1868 Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones American opera singer and first black woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall was born.

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones was an American soprano. She sometimes was called “The Black Patti” in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti. Jones’ repertoire included grand opera, light opera, and popular music. (Wikipedia)

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