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Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in 1920, the late singer/pianist Hazel Scott (photo circa 1949) is the originator of the quote: "Any woman who has a great deal to offer the world is in trouble. And if she's a black woman, she's in deep trouble."

The great singer and pianist Hazel Scott with her then husband, New York congressman and minister Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (right) at the opening night of the club Bop City in New York City in April Photo: Martha Holmes/Time Life Pictures.

Sarah Vaughan smiles on stage with her hands in her gown pockets, c. 1944.

eccentricks: “ American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan smiles on stage with her hands in her gown pockets, c.

This is Amazing! It's also a rareity. I'm always on the lookout for African/African Americans, in Historical Fashion/Costumes!!! I'm glad I have this photograph now!! It's Beautiful!!!:-)!!!

This is Amazing! It's also a rareity. I'm always on the lookout for African/African Americans, in Historical Fashion/Costumes! I'm glad I have this photograph now! It's Beautiful!

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1924 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August

Daisy Lampkin dies March 10, 1965 Daisy Lampkin, founder of the National Council of Negro Women, died from the effects of a December 1964 heart attack.

Daisy Lampkin dies March 1965 Daisy Lampkin, founder of the National Council of Negro Women, died from the effects of a December 1964 heart attack.

Legendary Gospel Queen Makalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel".

Stolen Moments: A Pictorial Essay of the Greatest Jazz Giants of our Times

Stolen Moments: A Pictorial Essay of the Greatest Jazz Giants of our Times

Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln – was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress who wrote and performed her own compositions. One of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday, Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America.

The Divine One herself, Ms. Sarah Vaughan, on tour in London, 1960.

The new book Vintage Black Glamour is filled with beautiful and inspiring images of black women throughout the century.

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century."  Nicknamed "Sailor" (for her salty speech), "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.

Sarah Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow…

African American teens in zoot suits.

Pachucos: Not Just Mexican-American Males or Juvenile Delinquents

African American teens in zoot suits.

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