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Bessie Smith - Arts Theme Tee

Bessie Smith - Arts Theme Tee

Regular price $25.00 USD
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Bessie Smith, often dubbed the "Empress of the Blues," was a pioneering African American blues singer during the early 20th century. Born in 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Smith's powerful voice and emotive delivery captivated audiences across the United States. She recorded extensively, becoming one of the highest-paid black performers of her time and leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. Smith's contribution to black history lies not only in her immense talent but also in her role as a trailblazer for African American artists, breaking barriers in a segregated society and paving the way for future generations of black musicians to achieve success and recognition in the mainstream music scene. Her legacy continues to inspire and influence artists to this day.

  • Lightweight, breathable fabric ideal for active and leisure wear
  • Retail fit suitable for casual and semi-formal settings
  • Bella+Canvas manufactures sustainably in the US and internationally
  • Fabric blends: Ash and Heather Prism: 99% cotton, 1% polyester; Heather colors: 52% cotton, 48% polyester; Athletic Heather and Black Heather: 90% cotton, 5% polyester
Width, in 16.5 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Length, in 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Sleeve length, in 8.75 9 9 9.5 9.75 5 5.25 5.75


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