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Eva Jessye

Five views of Eva Jessye in costume. Jessye, a Coffeyville native, was the first choral director of stage shows such as Porgy and Bess, and of the first black musical motion picture Hallelujah. As founder of the Eva Jessye Choir, she became the female dean of black music in America.

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