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Bessie Smith

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S: Seasons of Change

BC: Citations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Smith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Blues_(song) https://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&q=background%20story%20of%20st%20louis%20blues&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=308334l319425l0l319722l36l36l1l20l20l0l406l2411l2.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=635&wrapid=tlif132800329672711&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw&ei=4LgnT9LZNsil2AWjlvS_Ag http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_smith_bessie.htm https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=pfwl&tok=yIXDeaqcWcYoLyQ3ngA0JA&cp=8&gs_id=1w&xhr=t&q=harlem+renaissance&biw=1280&bih=635&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&wrapid=tljp1328005212730040&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=4cAnT6OZO-vE0AG4rOiuAg http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-smith-9486520 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody_Knows_You_When_You're_Down_and_Out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downhearted_Blues

FC: Be | Bessie Smith: A Lifetime Of Blues | JanéaTyler

1: The Harlem Renaissance was the time period where African-Americans were expressing their culture and beliefs in a musical, poetic, and artistic way. Causes of the Harlem Renaissance was the rapid migration of African-Americans up north and south. Racial Segregation was in huge effect which also cause colored people to move from the south. The Harlem Renaissance occurred during the 1920s through the 1930s. | Rise Of The Renaissance

2: Early Life

3: Born on April 15, 1894, Bessie was born to Laura and William Smith, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When Bessie was 9, she had already lost her mother and father. Since she was raised in poverty and low wealth, she ran away at the age of 15 to travel with a show as a dancer. After she ran away, Bessie met "Ma" Rainey, another famous Blues singer while she danced at a vaudeville circuit. Her sister Viola raised her and her siblings.

4: Career

5: St. Louis Blues was a song recorded by Bessie Smith featuring Louis Armstrong as a horn player. It was created on January 14, 1925. W.C Handy. He wrote this song after meeting a women worried over her husband's absence. | k, | Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out was recorded by Bessie Smith on May 15,1929. The song was written by Jimmy Cox and was expressing the feelings of a one-time millionaire during Prohibition. | Downhearted Blues was a song recorded by Bessie Smith on February 16, 1923. The theme of the song is Loving someone that doesn't love you back. It was written by by Alberta Hunter and Lovie Austin.

6: Harlem Renaissance

7: The Harlem Renaissance was a period where African-Americans made a name for themselves by painting, writing, singing, and instrumentally. The world still listens to Bessie Smith's music, and recite the poems by Langston Hughes, and look at paintings by Georgia O' Keefe. The whole country benefited from the Harlem Renaissance because of all the good art forms and the new name for African-Americans. We still use every form of art that originated from the Harlem Renaissance today. African-American heritage will be known forever more for being the sHarlem Renaissance.

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  • Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer who was a major part of the Harlem Renaissance.
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