Selected Online Resources on African-Americans and Blacks in German
Noted African American visitors in Germany
ANDERSON, Marian (1897?-1993)
Operatic and concert singer renowned throughout the world for her extraordinary contralto voice. Studied Lieder in Berlin; famed performance in Salzburg, 1935.
http://www.library.upenn.edu/special/gallery/anderson/index.html [with German Lieder audio]
BUMBRY, Grace (alive and well and outspoken)
First 'black' to sing in Wagner's Bayreuth (1961) -- married a German.
DUBOIS, William Edward Burghardt (1868-1963)
Educator, author, historian, sociologist, philosopher, poet, and leader. Besides being one of the founders of the NAACP, first African American to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard University -- after two years of study in Germany.
OWENS, James Clarence (1913-1980)
Legendary "Jesse" - winner of 4 gold medals, one of several winning African Americans athletes at the 1936 (Nazi) Olympics
PARKS, SUZAN-LORI (1964-)
ROBESON, Paul (1898-1976)
TURNER, TINA (1939-)
(ageless singing granny with legs, house in Switzerland, and younger German 'partner')
(has German Focus interview)