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Title: Women of distinction : remarkable in works and invincible in character
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Scruggs, L. A. (Lawson Andrew), 1857-1914
Subjects: North Caroliniana African American women African Americans Women
Publisher: Raleigh : L. A. Scruggs
Contributing Library: State Library of North Carolina, Government & Heritage Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS members and Sloan Foundation
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two years for StoerersCollege at Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; three years for thePeoples Church of Boston; one year in Redpaths Lect-ure and Lyceum Bureau of Boston; two years in thetemperance work under the management of ThomasDoutney. It was at this time, during a great temper-ance revival in New York, that Miss Batson sang SixF>et of Earth Make Us All One Size ninety suc-cessive NIGHTS in the great hall of the Masonic Temple.Thousands whom argument and eloquence failed toreach were transfixed and moved to tears (signing thepledge) by the magic sweetness and the irresistiblepathos with which she clothed sermons in song. Mana-ger J. G. Bergen, of Star Concert fame, went to hearher and was at once infatuated with her voice. Theresult was that one year later he succeeded in engagingher services for one year. At the expiration of that yearadmiration for a great voice had grown into love for anoble woman, and Miss Flora Batson was married to Mr.J. G. Bergen, at the Sumner House in New York,
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FLORA BATSON BERGEN. WOMEN OF DISTINCTION. 27 December 13, 1887. The Nezv York World^ in a lialf-colunin sensational article, spoke of the marriage of thesuccessful concert manager to the famous colored primadonna, and hundreds of papers in America and Europecommented on the bold defiance given to that almostuniversal American sentiment tliat says the races shallnot intermarry. One week after the marriage, in the presence of alarge audience in Philadelphia, she was crownedQueen of Song, and was presented with a magnifi-cent crown and diadem, set with precious stones. A month later, at Steinway Hall, in the presenceof over three thousand people, she was presentedwith a superb diamond cut bead necklace by the citi-zens of New York City. In the fall of 1888, under herhusbands management, she commenced a tour of thecontinent which covered nearly three years, singingwith unparalleled success in nearly every city betweenthe two oceans. Flora Batson Bergen is a lady of fnedium size, beau-tif
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UNAMID Hosts Cultural and Sports Event
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The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) hosted a cultural and sports event in El Sereif, North Darfur, as part of its “We Need Peace Now” campaign.
School girls from El Sereif perform traditional songs and dances during the cultural and sports event organized by UNAMID.
Photo ID: 589356
Credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran
Photo Date: 20/05/2014