Sissieretta Jones was a Trailblazing Black Opera Singer
Special | 11m 5s | Video has closed captioning.
Sissieretta Jones became the first Black woman to headline a concert on the main stage at Carnegie Hall in 1892. Jones was heralded as the greatest singer of her generation and a pioneer in the operatic tradition at a time when access to most classical concert halls in the U.S. were closed to black performers and patrons. She also performed at the White House and abroad.
Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning