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Harlem 1948 Episode 2 The Preacher

Creighton Thompson (1889-1969) plays Reverend Jackson. The actor sang with James Reese Europe’s orchestra which in 1913 was the first African American orchestra to make a recording.

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Creighton Thompson (1889-1969) plays Reverend Jackson. The actor sang with James Reese Europe's orchestra which in 1913 was the first African American orchestra to make a recording. Creighton also appeared in Broadway musicals. For more see Judith Weisenfeld's African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949 (2007).

 

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