Bessie Smith

Avery and Sophia


  • Bessie was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Bessie died on September 26, 1937 (age 43) in Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • died from a traffic collision

What she did

  • Bessie was a Famous singer
  • (a flapper)
  • sang 55 songs her whole life
  • She had a movie called St. Louis blues

Child hood

*bessies mother and farther died at age 9

* she was one out of 7 children

*her mother inspired her to sing

*her and her brother got money from singing on the street