Rhode Island PBS Weekly

Heritage Tour – Sissieretta Jones

Clip: Season 2 Episode 237 | 5m 7s

Rhode Island PBS Weekly profiles Sissieretta Jones, one of the most famous African American sopranos that most people have never heard of. Revered by audiences around the world at the turn of the 19th century and the first African American woman to headline on a main stage at Carnegie Hall, she was shut out of performing at other major venues in the U.S. because of the color of her skin.

Aired: 09/15/21

Rating: NR

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