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Blind Tom: The First Black Man To Perform At The White House Was Blind, Autistic, A Slave And A Musical Prodigy

By Blackthen

By Angela L. Braden

Nicknamed Blind Tom by his “handlers”, Thomas Wiggins made history by being the first African American man to perform at the White House.

Born May 25, 1949, Thomas was birthed into the harsh, dreadful institution of American slavery in the state of Georgia. Adding insult to injury, …read more

Source: Black Then

Category: BLACK ART, BLACK CHILDREN, BLACK MEN, ENTERTAINMENT, SLAVERY

    

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