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Eva Jessye

(1895-1992)

  • Began organizing choral groups in Coffeyville before she was a teenager
  • Served as choral trainer for original Broadway production of Porgy and Bess
  • Led nationally celebrated Eva Jessye Choir through Europe after World War II
  • Walked with Martin Luther King, Jr., during 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington

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