Little Known Black History Fact: Gloria Davy

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Davy’s parents were immigrants from St. Vincent. Her father worked as a token clerk for the New York City subway. She studied in New York with Belle Julie Soudant and through the Julliard School.

Ironically, Davy had received the Marian Anderson Award in 1951 and 1952. Anderson was the first black woman to perform at the Met. This was nearly a decade before Davy would take on the role of Aida.

The diva opera singer passed away in Geneva, Switzerland on November 28, 2012.

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  2. Ms. Davy was my aunt. On behalf of her family, I would like to thank Tom Joyner for highlighting her accomplishments. It is unfortunate that many Americans were not aware of her contribution to our culture.

  3. I’d like to thank Tom Joyner and staff for highlighting some of these Little Known Black History Facts. This was a phenomenal woman…I just wished I had heard about her…through school, black history month of something…but I never heard of her. Countless treasures are lost in the annuls of time because we let our history die.

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