Bessie Smith

by Abigail, Justina, Ainsley, and John

Birth and Death Dates

Born: April 15, 1894

Died: September 26, 1937

Rest in Peace, Bessie...

Bessie Smith: Blues Singer


-She got a kick start on her career by singing on the streets of downtown Chattanooga

-In 1923, Bessie Smith's Album, "Downhearted Blues," Sold over 700,000 copies!

-In 1937, Bessie Smith died in a car crash. She was going to have a comeback!