One of the earliest Black superstars, singer Florence Mills (1896-1927) on August 1, 1923 in ‘Dover Street to Dixie’ at the London Pavilion. Best known as the lead in the first all-black Broadway musical, “Shuffle Along” in 1921, Ms. Mills sudden death in 1927 at the height of her popularity devastated her friends and fans in the United States and Europe. An estimated 150,000 people lined the streets of Harlem to mourn her passing. Photo: Bassano/National Portrait Gallery, London.

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