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  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    Today in Black History, 9/1/2013 - Ethel Water's, hall of fame gospel, blues, jazz vocalist and actress, recordings “Dinah” (1925), “Am I Blue” (1929), and “Stormy Weather” (1933) were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as “qualitatively or historically significant.” For more info, check out today's notes!

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    Young Ethel Waters | In 1939, Ethel Waters became the first black singer to appear on ...


    Ethel Waters, Hall of Fame singer and actress, died on this date, September 1, 1977. Some of her most well known recordings were “Stormy Weather,” “Taking a Chance on Love,” “Am I Blue?,” and her rendition of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” Waters was the first African American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award and the second to be nominated for an Academy Award. Image: NYPL Digital Collections

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