Remembering Ella’s Eloquent Elocution a Century After Her Birth

UJW 2017 Essence

Reporter: Essence Epperson   UJW Winter/Spring 2017

Ella Fitzgerald was born a century ago on the 25th of April. Tributes are taking place across the country to mark the 100th year of her birth. Among the celebrations are singing competitions, the release of a centennial album, and an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. UJW’s Essence Epperson is a senior at Frederick Douglas High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She visited  the exhibit and has this report on Fitzgerald’s musical impact and career…

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