Lillian Evans Tibbs Travel Scrapbook, circa 1924-1930s
About the Project
Help transcribe this travel scrapbook compiled by concert artist Madame Lillian Evanti during her study and performance years in Europe from 1924-early 1930s. Madame Evanti--born Lillian Evans in 1890 in Washington, DC--was the first African American to sing in an organized European opera company. In 1925 Madame Evanti made her operatic debut in Nice, France, in the principal role of Leo Delibes' Lakme'. Before her retirement in the 1950s, Evanti received acclaim in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean for her operatic talents.