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This Day in Georgia History

April 26, 1886

“Ma” Rainey Born

Gertrude Pridgett “Ma” Rainey, widely known as the “Mother of the Blues,” was born in Columbus, Georgia. [See Dec. 22 entry for biographical information.]

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Source: Collection of Ed Jackson