[Shreveport, La. 1975]. 36pp. Original cream pictorial wrappers printed in blue, stapled. Text printed in blue. Minor wear and some soiling to wrappers. A few blue pen marks to wrappers and a few text pages. Very good. Item #4636
An unrecorded program for a bass baritone performance by Reverend John D.V. Hamilton, Jr., hosted by the Shreveport chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. The program includes the schedule of events for the night of the performance, which took place at the Shreveport Convention Theatre on September 21, 1975, but also includes much more information on the African American community of the area. The program is profusely illustrated with photographs of sorority members, Hamilton himself, local Black political candidates, and more, and includes lists of the Blue Revue Committee, the chapter members, a biographical sketch of Hamilton, and much more. In addition, the work contains a great many well wishes from various parties and numerous advertisements for local businesses serving the Black community in Shreveport, such as the Shreveport Sun newspaper, the Benevolent Life Insurance Company, Armanda's Beauty Salon, J.S. Williams & Son Funeral Home, and many others. Hamilton's musical performances included pieces by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, and one of his own compositions as part of a section of songs called "God in the Black Experience." We could locate no other copies of this program in OCLC or elsewhere.