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Miss Fannie Belle Lebby’s Women of Tears and Laughter: An Evening with Alberta Hunter and Jackie “Moms” Mabley

On Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 PM in Abbott Auditorium, at Southern Illinois University, the Women’s Studies Department presented a special event as part of Women’s History Month 2009. Fanny’s cousin Lavelle Wilkins-Chin drove us over to the Edwardsville Campus in the pouring rain. The two of us laughed, clapped and sang along to yet […]

Fannie Belle Lebby’s Sizzling One Woman Show “Ladies of the Blues” lit up The Space

Woodie Award nominee Miss Fannie Belle Lebby performed her one woman show, “Ladies of the Blues”, including portrayals of blues artist/jazz singer Alberta Hunter and comedienne Moms Mabley at The Space. Fannie Belle Lebby has merged her active performing career with activist work such as Jobs for Justice. Miss Freida Wheaton’s Salon 53 sponsored the […]