Eartha M. M. White

Eartha M. M. White

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eartha Mary Magdalene White (November 8, 1876 - January 18, 1974) was an American humanitarian, philanthropist, and businesswoman. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, White was the 13th child of a former slave. She was adopted by Clara English White at a very young age and the two had an extremely loving relationship. It was from her mother's example that White sought to improve the condition of the poor and helpless people in Jacksonville. In her youth, White attended schools in Florida and New York. In 1893, upon graduation from the Stanton School in Jacksonville, she moved to New York City for a brief period in order to avoid a yellow fever quarantine. After high school she attended the Madam Hall Beauty School and the National Conservatory of Music. She also became an opera singer with the Oriental American Opera Company (the first African-American opera company), where she sang as a lyric soprano and traveled with the company throughout the United States and Europe. She returned to Florida in 1896, where she graduated from the Florida Baptist Academy.show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136543249
  • 9786136543246