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

FACTS ON BESSIE!


-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!