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Songbird Elizabeth Greenfield
Dubbed "The Black Swan", Elizabeth Greenfield was an African American singer considered the best-known black concert artist of her time.



U.S. Senator: Hiram Rhodes Revels
Hiram R. Revels was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate. Since he preceded any African American, he was also the first to serve in the U.S. Congress.



U.S. Congressman: John Roy Lynch
John Roy Lynch was born into slavery, was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1873, and served in the U.S. Army with tours of duty in Cuba and the Philippines.



The Forks Of The Road
As a slave in the Atlantic States on tobacco and rice plantations, your biggest fear might be being sold to the Deep South. What would become of you?



The Rhythm Night Club Fire
The Rhythm Night Club fire took place in Natchez on April 23, 1940 and killed 209 African-American party goers, while severely injuring many others.



Landsman Wilson Brown
Landsman Wilson Brown is said to have been the only Mississippian, black or white, to be awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.



From Natchez To New York: Olu Dara
An accomplished musician, playwright and actor, Mr. Dara has made a profound contribution throughout the world to the sounds of jazz, blues, and funk.



R&B Sensation Alexander O'Neal
Natchez native son Alexander O'Neal is a world-renowned Rhythm & Blues recording artist in the retro-style of soul in both dance-pop numbers and modern, urban ballads.



Six-Fingered Bluesman Hound Dog Taylor
Blues Legend Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor was famed among guitar players for having six fingers on his left hand.



Richard N. Wright
Wright was an African-American author of powerful, sometimes controversial novels, short stories and non-fiction. The grandson of a slave, was born just outside of Natchez.



William Johnson - The Barber of Natchez
Businessman and slave-owner - not typical words applied to a person of color in the 1840s. Johnson struggled to copy a lifestyle that he could never really be a part of.



Prince Among Slaves
Born in 1762 to the King of Timbo (now part of Guinea), Ibrahima was captured by warring tribesmen, sold to slavetraders, and brought to Natchez.

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