Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an ... his
family showed racial pride and support in their home, as did many other families.
... Ellington went to...
Duke Ellington (1899-1974) grew up in Washington, D.C. during one of the most
difficult ... For high school in 1913, Ellington choose to attend Armstrong Manual ...
Education: Armstrong Technical High School. Place of ... An originator of big-
band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader
It was into this world that Duke Ellington was born in Washington's west end on
April 29, ... Is My Mistress, he confesses that he did not take to the piano in
childhood. ... when he began hanging out with other high school and college
students as well .... high and Ellington is about as high as you can go,"
Yarborough has sai...
Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is among ...
He pursued his education from Armstrong Technical High School in ... The first
job that he did was of selling peanuts at Washington Senators baseball games.
.... Any More,” “Prelude to a Kiss,” “Solitude,” and “I Let a Song Go out of My Heart
The role of Duke Ellington in the history of the United States of America. ... Three
months shy of graduation, Duke dropped out of school and began his life as a ...
Duke Ellington never went to college. He dropped out in the middle of his high
school career. At age twenty without a high school diploma he married.
High school providing pre-professional arts training combined with a college
preparatory academic program. Site describes admissions, curriculum, and the ...
An excerpt from Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohen. ... The
community's black leaders did not so much fight against the racist system in ... “
They used to pound it into you, you go to the English class, that [race pride] was
more ... They studied great African civilizations, and one school assigned African
On July 2, 1918, he married a high school sweetheart, Edna Thompson; their
only ... Duke Ellington spent the first 24 years of his life in Washington's culturally
thriving ... These years did bring an influx of extraordinary new talent to the band