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Narrator: Katherine McDonald Davis Wimp
Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson
Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center
Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —
Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Women Music
Description: Katherine McDonald Davis Wimp was a third generation resident of Evanston, her grandfather migrating from Davenport, Iowa. Born in Evanston at Community Hospital, she was raised in Bushnell, IL before returning to Evanston upon entering High School and later, Northwestern’s music school. Her stage name was Kay Davis who was a vocalist for Duke Ellington for seven years and performed “On Turquois Cloud”, “Minnihaha”, “Brown Penny” and on “Nothing But the Blues”. She performed at Carnegie Hall. After retiring from music, she remarried, and started a catering business. Davis appeared in Shorefront Journal, Vol 7, No 3, 2006 written by Carrie Brown.
Date Original: January 28, 2001
Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Coverage Temporal: 1950s - 1990s
Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center
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