Sherman Alexander Hemsley (1938-2012)

“Image Ownership: Luke Ford” American actor Sherman Alexander Hemsley was an Air Force veteran and postal worker before becoming a television actor. He is best known for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and as … Read MoreSherman Alexander Hemsley (1938-2012)

International Sweethearts of Rhythm Jazz Band (1937-1949)

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an interracial, all-female jazz band active for 12 years, from 1937 to 1949.  The band began at the Piney Woods Country Life School, established in 1909 to train black children in central Mississippi.  The original members of the Sweethearts … Read MoreInternational Sweethearts of Rhythm Jazz Band (1937-1949)