Bessie Smith died from Bigotry

Sept 26, 1937

American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bessie Smith: The Legendary Empress Of The Blues | uDiscoverSo much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers.www.udiscovermusic.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Smith

Bessie Smith – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org

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