by Abigail, Justina, Ainsley, and John
Birth and Death Dates
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!