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Ella Fitzgerald "The First Lady Of Song"

Ella Fitzgerald Providence, RI- February 2, 2007 was not only the beginning of Black History Month observations but it was also the day that Ella Fitzgerald made history yet again. The presentation of the postage stamp by the US Postal Service in Providence Rhode Island places her stamp, "The First Lady of Song" as she was known throughout the music world, along side the 29 other notable Black Scholars, Musicians, Educators Scientist, Warriors and Philosophers who have achieved greatness in their respective fields of expertise in the Post Offices' Black History Gallery. There were over 200 people who came out to celebrate the occasion with Dan Doyle, Providence Post-master, USPS and Bill Hodson, Lead Plant Manager. Entertainment for the program was provided by The Birch Beats Drum group under the Direction of Ms. Nisha with songs by Sharon Mazyck and Tish Adams. District Manager USPS SENE District Don Marshall gave remarks following the keynote address which was delivered by Joaquina Bela Teixeira, Executive Director, of the RI Black Heritage Society, John Clark, Clerk, Consumer Affairs, USPS sang the National Anthem. The program was well received as was lunch that followed. Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) represents the 30th honoree in the Postal Service's Black heritage series. [Full Story...]
















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Sunday, 02/18/2007
Volume No.: 21
Issue: 5