Item #List2304 Music School Settlement / July 6, 1916 / Benefit Program for the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth of Manassas, Va. African-Americana - Performance, Manassus Industrial School, Mabel Diggs.

Music School Settlement / July 6, 1916 / Benefit Program for the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth of Manassas, Va.

New York: 1916. Small broadsheet measuring 9 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches mounted to backing paper. Chips to margins affecting text, fair condition. Item #List2304

A program for a benefit concert for the Manassus Industrial School at the Music School Settlement in New York, featuring performances by Mabel Diggs, Consuelo Pappy, Jessie Janefer and Jean Kelly. The program also featured addresses by Principal Fred Norton of the Mannasus Industrial School. We find scant information on the performers other than Diggs, with Pappy (whose name is misspelled as Consuleo) listed as a pupil of Music School Settlement. The Manassus Industrial School for Colored Youth opened in 1894 as a private residential school, and was converted to a public school following the Virginia Supreme Court case of 1902 mandating the education of African-American youth.

Price: $275.00