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Joseph Bo(u)logne, Chevalier de Saint-George (sometimes erroneously spelled Saint-Georges) (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799) was an important figure in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the 18th century as composer, conductor, and violinist. Prior to the revolution in France, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the "black Mozart"[1] he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical type known to have African ancestry.

Joseph Bo(u)logne, Chevalier de Saint-George (sometimes erroneously spelled Saint-Georges) (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799) was an important figure in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the 18th century as composer, conductor, and violinist. Prior to the revolution in France, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the "black Mozart"[1] he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical type known to have African ancestry.

Octavius V. Catto  -- Born the son of a slave, Catto became a schoolteacher in Philadelphia and a leading figure in the black community, both as an educator, an athlete (he founded an all-black baseball team), and an organizer for civil and social rights for blacks.  In 1871, during the the first election in which blacks could vote, he was murdered by a Democratic party operative while canvassing for Republican candidates.

Octavius V. Catto -- Born the son of a slave, Catto became a schoolteacher in Philadelphia and a leading figure in the black community, both as an educator, an athlete (he founded an all-black baseball team), and an organizer for civil and social rights for blacks. In 1871, during the the first election in which blacks could vote, he was murdered by a Democratic party operative while canvassing for Republican candidates.

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Violin Concerto in G major, O...

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Violin Concerto in G major, O...

African American woman wearing beaded dress, with hat by Black History Album, via Flickr  Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

African American woman wearing beaded dress, with hat by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Feeling stressed?  Try listening to classical music for 30 minutes and see how you feel!

Feeling stressed? Try listening to classical music for 30 minutes and see how you feel!

♥ 8 HOURS ♥ Classical Music Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons ♥ Classical Mus...

♥ 8 HOURS ♥ Classical Music Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons ♥ Classical Mus...

Top 10 Unethical Psychological Experiments

Top 10 Unethical Psychological Experiments

Blues masters arrive in Europe for the American Folk Blues Festival Tour /  Muddy, Willie Dixon, T-Bone Walker and others.

Blues masters arrive in Europe for the American Folk Blues Festival Tour / Muddy, Willie Dixon, T-Bone Walker and others.

Chevalier de Saint-George: Known as the "Black Mozart"

Chevalier de Saint-George: Known as the "Black Mozart"

Lady O was actually one of the 1st acknowledged black billionairess. Isabel Dos Santos wealth has gone way over the magic number. Some estimate her fortune between $1.3 to $1.6 billion. Much of Isabel’s wealth is derived from her holdings in publicly traded European firms. Folorunsho Alakija from Nigeria is now planet Earth’s richest black woman. Conservative estimates put her net worth anywhere between $3.2 to $3.6 billion. Alakija's wealth is from the Nigeria’s booming oil business.

Lady O was actually one of the 1st acknowledged black billionairess. Isabel Dos Santos wealth has gone way over the magic number. Some estimate her fortune between $1.3 to $1.6 billion. Much of Isabel’s wealth is derived from her holdings in publicly traded European firms. Folorunsho Alakija from Nigeria is now planet Earth’s richest black woman. Conservative estimates put her net worth anywhere between $3.2 to $3.6 billion. Alakija's wealth is from the Nigeria’s booming oil business.

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