January 25, 1896 - November 1, 1927


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 Florence's Christmas message
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Musical feature

Elisabeth Welch talks about the great 1980 show Black Broadway, and also her memories of Florence Mills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SnHp-r4j3o&feature=youtu.be

Then listen to Elisabeth sing Florence's song
 
Silver Rose
 
[From Elisabeth Welch "Live in New York" Ter CDVIR 8313
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                                                                   Florence Mills: Month by Month
                                                        
December  
        
   1911    Teenage star of School Days in Darktown (Olympia Theatre, Brooklyn) produced by Cecil 
                  Mack of "Charleston" fame

   1916    With Panama Trio, and Alberta Hunter, at Panama Cafe
   1920   
With the Tennessee Ten, and Bert Lahr, in highly successful production Folly Town 

   1921    In Shuffle Along  NAACP benefit performance at Lafayette Theatre
  
1923    Entertains inmates at Sing Sing prison
   1924    Makes test recording at Victor Studios; alas, voice too soft for equipment
   1925    Contributes to fund for Garland Anderson, promising young black playwright
   1926    Makes sensational appearance at London Grand Charleston Ball
          


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