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View of soprano Leontyne Price in Puccini’s opera, “Tosca.” Stamped on back: “NBC photo.” Handwritten on back: “Miss Price in Act II.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990)

Portrait of Sarah Vaughan. Printed on front: “Sarah Vaughan. Personal management, George Treadwell. Tour direction, Gale Agency, Inc., 48 West 48 St., New York, City. James Kriegsmann, N.Y.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
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Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston attend the United Negro College Fund’s 46th Annual Awards Dinner on March 8, 1990 in New York.

Whitney Houston was presented with the UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Award for her support of black colleges. She raised a quarter of a million dollars at a benefit concert for the UNCF and had participated in many UNCF programs.

Happy Birthday Marian Anderson! (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)

View of contralto Marian Anderson. Printed on front: “Delar, N.Y.” Handwritten on front: “Marian Anderson.” Stamped on back: “Marian Anderson.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library