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Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 4 - HR |Loretta Mary Aiken, known to the world as Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American comedian born on March 19, 1894, in Brevard, North Carolina. Apollo Theater, Teacher Assistant, White Plains, Heart Failure, Cotton Club, Reading Lessons, Cleveland Ohio, Level 3, Comedians

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 4 - HR

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 4 - HR |Loretta Mary Aiken, known to the world as Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American comedian born on March 19, 1894, in Brevard, North Carolina.

Ella Fitzgerald - Level 3 |Ella Fitzgerald was an African-American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. Her music is synonymous with the tones and music of Harlem. Fitzgerald got her start towards fame when she debuts at age 17 on November 21, 1934, in one of the earliest Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater. Apollo Theater, Lifetime Achievement Award, Teacher Assistant, Ella Fitzgerald, Reading Lessons, Him Band, Music Lessons, Her Music, Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald - Level 3

Ella Fitzgerald - Level 3 |Ella Fitzgerald was an African-American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. Her music is synonymous with the tones and music of Harlem. Fitzgerald got her start towards fame when she debuts at age 17 on November 21, 1934, in one of the earliest Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater.

Duke Ellington - Level 3 - HR |"Duke" Ellington, an African-American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, was born on April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. His parents James Edward and Daisy Ellington were both pianists. By the age of seven, he was taking piano lessons. Ellington was an important figure during the Harlem Renaissance and was recognized as one of the greatest jazz composers of all time. Reading Lessons, Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Jazz Composers, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Harlem Renaissance, Sad Day, Level 3

Duke Ellington - Level 3 - HR

Duke Ellington - Level 3 - HR |"Duke" Ellington, an African-American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, was born on April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. His parents James Edward and Daisy Ellington were both pianists. By the age of seven, he was taking piano lessons. Ellington was an important figure during the Harlem Renaissance and was recognized as one of the greatest jazz composers of all time.

Ella Fitzgerald - Level 2 |In early 1935, she was introduced to the drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, and Fitzgerald was asked to join Webb's orchestra and gained acclaim as part of the group's performances at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. When Webb died four years later, his band was renamed Ella and Her Famous Orchestra and Fitzgerald took on the role of bandleader. Apollo Theater, Lifetime Achievement Award, Teacher Assistant, Ella Fitzgerald, Reading Lessons, Him Band, Music Lessons, Her Music, Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald - Level 2

Ella Fitzgerald - Level 2 |In early 1935, she was introduced to the drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, and Fitzgerald was asked to join Webb's orchestra and gained acclaim as part of the group's performances at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. When Webb died four years later, his band was renamed Ella and Her Famous Orchestra and Fitzgerald took on the role of bandleader.

Duke Ellington - Level 3 |Ellington was married to Edna Thompson and they had a son together. On May 24, 1974, at the age of 75, Ellington died in New York City. His funeral was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in West Harlem and attended by over 12,000 people. Ella Fitzgerald spoke for many when she said, "It's a very sad day... A genius has passed." Jazz Composers, Teacher Assistant, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Harlem Renaissance, Sad Day, Piano Lessons, Orchestra, Funeral

Duke Ellington - Level 3

Duke Ellington - Level 3 |Ellington was married to Edna Thompson and they had a son together. On May 24, 1974, at the age of 75, Ellington died in New York City. His funeral was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in West Harlem and attended by over 12,000 people. Ella Fitzgerald spoke for many when she said, "It's a very sad day... A genius has passed."

Duke Ellington - Level 2 |"Duke" Ellington, an African-American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, was born on April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. His parents James Edward and Daisy Ellington were both pianists. By the age of seven, he was taking piano lessons. Reading Lessons, Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Jazz Composers, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Harlem Renaissance, Sad Day, Level 3

Duke Ellington - Level 2

Duke Ellington - Level 2 |"Duke" Ellington, an African-American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, was born on April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. His parents James Edward and Daisy Ellington were both pianists. By the age of seven, he was taking piano lessons.

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 4 |The Harlem Riot of 1935 started on March 19 of the same year, in Kress Five and Dime. It started off when a 16-year-old Lino Rivera, was caught trying to steal a 10-cent pocketknife. Mrs. Margaret Mitchell witnessed Rivera being caught by two store employees and taken back to the store, presumably to be reprimanded. Margaret Mitchell, Two Store, Reading Lessons, Take Back, Level 3, 16 Year Old, Factors, Police, March

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 4

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 4 |The Harlem Riot of 1935 started on March 19 of the same year, in Kress Five and Dime. It started off when a 16-year-old Lino Rivera, was caught trying to steal a 10-cent pocketknife. Mrs. Margaret Mitchell witnessed Rivera being caught by two store employees and taken back to the store, presumably to be reprimanded.

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 3 |The Harlem Riot of 1935 started on March 19 of the same year, in Kress Five and Dime. It started off when a 16-year-old Lino Rivera, was caught trying to steal a 10-cent pocketknife. Mrs. Margaret Mitchell witnessed Rivera being caught by two store employees and taken back to the store, presumably to be reprimanded. Margaret Mitchell, Two Store, Reading Lessons, Take Back, Level 3, 16 Year Old, Factors, Police, March

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 3

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 3 |The Harlem Riot of 1935 started on March 19 of the same year, in Kress Five and Dime. It started off when a 16-year-old Lino Rivera, was caught trying to steal a 10-cent pocketknife. Mrs. Margaret Mitchell witnessed Rivera being caught by two store employees and taken back to the store, presumably to be reprimanded.

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 2 |The Harlem Riot of 1935 started on March 19 of the same year, in Kress Five and Dime. It started off when a 16-year-old Lino Rivera, was caught trying to steal a 10-cent pocketknife. Mrs. Margaret Mitchell witnessed Rivera being caught by two store employees and taken back to the store, presumably to be reprimanded. Margaret Mitchell, Two Store, Reading Lessons, Take Back, Level 3, 16 Year Old, Factors, Police, March

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 2

Harlem Riot 1935 - Level 2 |The Harlem Riot of 1935 started on March 19 of the same year, in Kress Five and Dime. It started off when a 16-year-old Lino Rivera, was caught trying to steal a 10-cent pocketknife. Mrs. Margaret Mitchell witnessed Rivera being caught by two store employees and taken back to the store, presumably to be reprimanded.

Eubie Blake - Level 4 |In 1978, the Broadway hit Eubie! opened, which ran for 439 performances. During his career, Blake composed over 350 songs and won many awards from many groups. He died in 1983, at 96 years of age. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. African American Artist, American Artists, Saint Raymond, Romare Bearden, Apollo Theater, Rhapsody In Blue, Bless The Child, Teacher Assistant, Duke Ellington

Eubie Blake - Level 4

Eubie Blake - Level 4 |In 1978, the Broadway hit Eubie! opened, which ran for 439 performances. During his career, Blake composed over 350 songs and won many awards from many groups. He died in 1983, at 96 years of age. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Eubie Blake - Level 3 |Eubie Blake was a famous African-American ragtime pianist who was born on February 7, 1887, in Baltimore Maryland. As a young child, Blake showed natural musical talent and his mother encouraged him to learn to play the organ and piano with the hopes he would work as a musician and play in local churches. Famous African Americans, Cypress Hill, Teacher Assistant, Baltimore Maryland, Reading Lessons, Music Lessons, Cemetery, Piano, Brooklyn

Eubie Blake - Level 3

Eubie Blake - Level 3 |Eubie Blake was a famous African-American ragtime pianist who was born on February 7, 1887, in Baltimore Maryland. As a young child, Blake showed natural musical talent and his mother encouraged him to learn to play the organ and piano with the hopes he would work as a musician and play in local churches.

Eubie Blake - Level 2 |In 1978, the Broadway hit Eubie! opened, which ran for 439 performances. During his career, Blake composed over 350 songs and won many awards from many groups. He died in 1983, at 96 years of age. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Famous African Americans, Cypress Hill, Teacher Assistant, Baltimore Maryland, Reading Lessons, Music Lessons, Cemetery, Piano, Brooklyn

Eubie Blake - Level 2

Eubie Blake - Level 2 |In 1978, the Broadway hit Eubie! opened, which ran for 439 performances. During his career, Blake composed over 350 songs and won many awards from many groups. He died in 1983, at 96 years of age. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Tito Puente - Level 4 |At an early age, Tito’s mother enrolled him in piano lessons, but he soon switched to timbales, which then became his signature instrument. His career spanned over sixty years, which earned him five Grammy Awards, over 100 albums, a television show called The World of Tito Puente, and guest appearances on Sesame Street and The Simpsons. Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Teacher Assistant, April 20, Level 3, Puerto Ricans, The Simpsons, Record Producer, New York City

Tito Puente - Level 4

Tito Puente - Level 4 |At an early age, Tito’s mother enrolled him in piano lessons, but he soon switched to timbales, which then became his signature instrument. His career spanned over sixty years, which earned him five Grammy Awards, over 100 albums, a television show called The World of Tito Puente, and guest appearances on Sesame Street and The Simpsons.

Marian Anderson - Level 3 - HR |Anderson toured in the United States, but due to the racism she experienced, she went to Europe to further her career. She became famous for her rich vocals and amazing singing talent. On January 7, 1955, she became the first African-American to perform with the Metropolitan Opera. Marian Anderson, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Memorial, January 7, Reading Lessons, Opera Singers, Music Lessons, Singing

Marian Anderson - Level 3 - HR

Marian Anderson - Level 3 - HR |Anderson toured in the United States, but due to the racism she experienced, she went to Europe to further her career. She became famous for her rich vocals and amazing singing talent. On January 7, 1955, she became the first African-American to perform with the Metropolitan Opera.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 4 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Teacher Assistant, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names, New York City, Law

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 4

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 4 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Holland Netherlands, Teacher Assistant, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names, New York City

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General.