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The Many Pioneering Lives of Etta Moten Barnett | WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Source: Portrait of African-American actress and singer Etta Moten Barnett, 1950. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images) / Getty. Featured Image many acts can someone fit into a life? If you’re Etta Moten Barnett, enough to make up an epic play. From a young wife and mother to a trailblazing Broadway and Hollywood star admired by George Gershwin and Franklin D. Roosevelt to an ambassador to Africa and an important Chicago hostess and patron, Barnett filled her 102 years with an extraordinary amount of life. Born in Weimar, Texas in 1901 to a minister father and schoolteacher […]

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