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19th Century Black Music

1900

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AA
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1801-1900
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In January James Weldon Johnson writes the lyrics and his brother John Rosamond Johnson composes the music for Lift Every Voice and Sing in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida in celebration of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The song is eventually adopted as the black national anthem.

1807

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GAH
Timeline Era: 
1801-1900
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George Bridgetower, a former child prodigy who at 11 performs his first concert before a Paris audience, is elected to the British Royal Society of Musicians.

1898

Timeline Type: 
GAH
Timeline Era: 
1801-1900
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Afro-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is commissioned at 23 to write his Ballade in A Minor for Britain

1899

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AA
Timeline Era: 
1801-1900
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Scott Joplin composes the Maple Leaf Rag, which introduces ragtime music to the United States.

1817

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AA
Timeline Era: 
1801-1900
Timeline Entry Description: 
Francis Johnson of Philadelphia becomes the first black bandleader and composer to publish sheet music. In 1837 he becomes the first American to perform before Queen Victoria in England.
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