February 4 Birthday. A BAND OF ANGELS. Ella Sheppard

Ella Sheppard Moore, singer, musician
Feb. 4, 1851-June. 9, 1914

A Band of Angels: A Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated b Raul Colon (Aladdin, paperback, 2002)

A fictionalized story based on real people and events, the story of how Ella Sheppard Moore came to be one of the nine singers who formed the group the Jubilee Singers and went on to save the Fisk School from closing by raising money on a concert tour. She was also the pianist for the group.

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