From Ms. Ida’s Porch

Miss Ida’s porch is a place where adults recall their past and where the youngsters love to listen in. On one perfect night, tales are told about two great African American performers: Duke Ellington, who stayed at Mrs. Lomax’​s house when he was shut out of whites-only hotels, and Marian Anderson, whose two historic concerts in Washington, DC, testified to the power of the civil rights movement.

AuthorSandra Belton
IllustratorFloyd Cooper