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Leading Ladies of the Blues: Ma Rainey

Ferocious and fearless, these women dared to defy convention. Their inspiring, rip-roaring voices achieved them notoriety. They bemoaned the pain of a bitter love. Proudly, they hailed themselves as strong and independent; as beings of…



The Leading Ladies of the Blues: Bessie Smith

Ferociously fearless, these women dared to defy convention. Their awe-inspiring, rip-roaring voices achieved notoriety, as they bemoaned the pain of bitter love or proudly hailed themselves as strong, independent beings of unfathomable greatness–as women.  April…