Our latest story is about Master Juba, the exceptionally talented African American dancer who rose to fame in the mid-nineteenth century. In the 1840s, he worked for P. T. Barnham’s museum billed as "Master Juba, the Dancing Wonder of the Age" and later for Pell’s Ethiopian Serenaders who toured Britain. In July 1849, he performed at the Zoological Gardens and Temperance Hall in Hull.
Read our Master Juba feature.
Alyce Fraser, the West Indian soprano
Yesterday's blog was on West Indian soprano Alyce Fraser's short stay in Hull. While she was in the region, the singer performed at Holderness Road Methodist Church and visited some of the city's most popular attractions including Wilberforce House.
Read about Alyce Fraser on the blog.
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