BDAY: Elizabeth (Libba) Cotton, singer/songwriter, wrote “Freight Train” at age 11, worked as cook for Ruth Crawford and shared Southern songs, still sang in festivals at 67, named one of 75 influential African Americans in I Dream a World (1989)

When:
January 5, 2013 all-day
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2013-01-06T00:00:00-05:00

January 5, 1893 (1987)