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March 7, 2011


Newspaperwoman, Politician, Impresario…Esther Griffin White

When she ran for delegate to the 1920 Republican State Convention, the first woman whose name appeared on a ballot in Indiana could not yet vote.

October 17, 2005


Gennett Records

From 1916 to 1934, Gennett Records in Richmond made thousands of acoustic and electric recordings, ranging from blues, jazz, and country music to ethnic, classical, spoken word, and any other marketable music. The first recordings of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings were made in Richmond in 1922, jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton mastered over twenty tracks there in 1923, and King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band featuring Louis Armstrong, Lil Hardin, and Honore Dutrey recorded for Gennett. Other notable artists included Hoagy Carmichael, who recorded the first version of “Stardust” there.

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